Participation Workshops

Cross-curricular drama workshops for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Please be assured we will work with each school or nursery to adhere to their COVID 19 safety procedures. 

The workshop leader will keep an appropriate distance from pupils and teach in a responsible way.


Traditional Storytelling KS1 or KS2

Performed outdoors or online

Length: One hour

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £80 x1,  £100 x2

Fresh from our performances at York Theatre Royal's Pop Up on the Patio festival and Deershed Basecamp this summer, Mud Pie Arts can offer traditional folktales from around the world.

Your class will experience the enjoyment of this ancient craft. They will consider why stories change and why archetypes exist. We will discuss what makes a good story and what makes a good storyteller.

Your children will then be able to try their hand at storytelling to each other. Through word games, they can discover how much fun storytelling can be.

Stories are everywhere!


DATES: Available 2021



'Our Lost Words'

Putting on a performance of the poems by

Robert Macfarlane

Key Stage Two

Length: One hour

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £80 x1,  £100 x2

'Northern lights teaching shoaling fish teaching

swarming flies teaching clouding ink

would never learn the - 

Ghostly swirling surging whirling melting

murmuration of the starling flock'


These stunning acrostic poems are wonderful to perform out loud in groups.

The children will be guided in speaking the alliteration. They will invent and explore a range of movements to create their own choreography for the performances.

The class will share their experiences of nature and learn more about our native wildlife.

The performances can even be rehearsed  and shared with a wider audience


DATES: Available 2021



Meet the Pepys

The story of 1666

Key Stage One

Length: One hour

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £80 x1,  £100 x2

Your class will meet the enthusiastic Elizabeth Pepys. She will share the story of her life with her famous husband Samuel and tell of his funny ways!

She will use drama games to explain their fear of the plague. 

She will invite the children to enact the fateful days of the Great Fire of London and demonstrate why the fire spread so quickly. 

Your class will have the opportunity to tell Mrs Pepys how life is, living through a modern pandemic.

DATES: Available 2021



Florence Nightingale

Whole class role-play

Key Stage One

Length: One hour

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £80 x1,  £100 x2

2020 is celebrating the 200 year  anniversary of the birth of this pioneering nurse. 

Your class will meet Florence Nightingale and hear her remarkable story.

They will then take part in a Scutari hospital role-play, choosing to either train as a nurse or become a wounded soldier.

Everyone will learn about Nightingale's reforms in nursing care and her influence on  health reforms worldwide.

They will also find out about the remarkable determination of Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole.

Let Florence inspire each child in your class to search for their true passion in life!  


DATES: Available 2021



Titanic Disaster

Whole class role-play

Year 5 - Year 8

Length: Two hours

Workshop size: 35 children 

Cost: £100 per session

This session sensitively re-tells the events of the Titanic tragedy; from Belfast shipbuilding

to the New York inquiry.

Each child will take the part of a real person on board as crew, or as a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class passenger. They will explore the social structure through first hand accounts and images. Everyone will make decisions and debate in role.

Your class will consider what lessons were learnt from the disaster.

Titanic - 'Our children have learnt so much through the creativity and expression of drama. The children loved it!'

Miss Taylor - DHT, Woodthorpe Primary School.


DATES: Available 2021 


07879 811609 


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