Educational Workshops

KS1 'Once Upon a Time..' Workshop

Introducing our story starter session for KS1 pupils! Discover the tools behind creating a story, explore sequence of events and identify with characters through role play. Your pupils will:

  • Be introduced to the concept of Beginning, Middle and End
  • Connect a storyline by retelling fairy stories and considering their particular characteristics.
  • Identify with characters in storytelling through role-play
  • Work together to conquer Shrek’s Spelling Bee
  • Perform a short story
National curriculum links include: 
Spoken Language

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances , role play, improvisations and debates
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
Reading - Comprehension

Pupils should be taught to:

Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

  • Becoming familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
  • Discussing the sequence of events and how items of information are related.

NEW KS2 'Imagining Fairy Tales' Workshop

Reflecting on the experience pupils will explore traditional fairy tale tropes, characters and ways to subvert them. Who were the ‘heroes’ they made friends with along the way and which ‘villains’ did they outwit? 

Your pupils will:

  • Identify the conflict, climax and resolution in their adventure to Far Far Away
  • Discuss the characters they met and their role within the story
  • Identify the Heroes and Villains of the story and interpret their mannerisms through role-play
  • Explore the role of setting in a story and how characters may react to new scenarios
  • Create their own fairy tale ending to the adventure
National curriculum links include: 
Spoken Language

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances , role play, improvisations and debates
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
Reading comprehension

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand what they read by:
    • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters feelings thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • Predicting what might happened from details stated and implied
  • Recognise themes in what they read, such as triumph of good over evil or the use of magical devices in fairy stories and folk tales

Pupils should be encouraged to:

  • Use drama approaches to understand how to perform plays and poems to support their understanding of the meaning
Writing Composition

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Draft and write narratives by creating settings, characters and plot.

Workshop FAQs

How much does a workshop cost?

A workshop booking is from £8 per pupil including admission (the tour), access to the education space for lunch (if available) and a 45 minute workshops. For every 5 pupils 1 teacher will go free, additional teachers over and above this ratio can take advantage of a £19.25 admission rate.

When are workshops available?

Workshops are only available on weekdays during term time and must be made at least 15 working days in advance of your visit date.

 Workshop Itinerary Option 1:

Arrive: 10:15

Tour: 10:30

Lunch: 11:30

Workshop: 12:00 

Meet Shrek, Arrivals Hall & Exit: 13:00

Workshop Itinerary Option 2: 

Arrive: 11:45

Tour: 12:00

Lunch: 13:00

Workshop: 13:30

Meet Shrek, Arrivals Hall & Exit: 14:30

Please note: For any schools booking a workshop between 13th November and the 20th December 2019 - their workshop will not be held in the official themed school room, their workshop will be accommodated by us in an alternative onsite location.

How many students can I book into a workshop?

Our education space has a maximum capacity of 34 students. If your group is larger than 34 students we offer two workshop options during the day. Admission for the first group of students can be at 10:15 and the secondary group at 11:45. 

How long will my visit be if I book a workshop?

We recommend factoring at minimum a 2.5 hour visit into your itinerary if visiting us and including one of our workshops (an additional 30minutes if using the space for lunch). 

Can I use the space as a lunchroom?

If you have booked a workshop and timings allow it you can request to use the room as a lunch space between the tour and workshop. Please be aware this is for packed lunches only and once you have entered the attraction students and teachers will not be able to leave and re-enter. 

Who creates your workshops?

Both workshops are created in collaboration with education specialists and link to various aspects of teaching spoken language, reading comprehension and writing composition.

How do I book?

You can book now and pay later by calling our booking team on 0371 222 0374. Workshop bookings must be made at least 15 working days in advance of your visit date. If you have a question regarding your days  itinerary or individual requirements, you can contact our guest experience team once booking has been made.

 

Book now and pay later by calling our booking team on 0371 222 0374