Literacy; Book Weeks & World Book Day

Our literacy programmes are perfect for your World Book Day celebrations, book weeks across the UK, or as special treat any time throughout the year. Bigfoot are proud to have on offer a wide range of literacy programmes to suit every topic, theme and school!

Download our CREATIVE LITERACY flier for more information

Please also visit our LOCATIONS pages for each regional price list

Wolf on Trial

1 Hour Interactive Performance & Workshops for Years 1- 6

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Everybody thinks they know the story of the 3 Little Pigs but has anyone ever stopped to hear what the Wolf has to say for himself? Is he really as big and BAD as they say or is that all just porky pies?

You are invited for jury service for the trial of Alexander T Wolf. Meet Judge Chief as she unpicks the evidence with some help from the pigs themselves, the police and CCTV footage. Hear it straight from the horse’s…well the Wolf’s, mouth, his version of events before you are left to decide. Is he guilty?

Goldilocks on Trial

Interactive Performance& Workshops for Years 1 – 6

Following the success of Wolf on Trial, you are once again invited into Judge Chief’s Court Room to hear the case against Goldilocks as is charged with trespassing and theft at the home of The Three Bears. Is Goldilocks really as sweet and innocent as she seems? Should she be punished for her law-breaking behaviour? Unpick the evidence and listen to both sides of the story before you decide the verdict. Her fate is in your hands.

A Character Carousel

Whole School Visit for EYFS to Year 6

This year we are inviting students and teachers to welcome a legendary children’s character into their school! Touring classes, playing games, hot seating and taking photos during break and lunch time, our ‘Bigfooters In Role’ will immerse themselves in your school’s book day/week events from start to finish! Schools can choose from one of four popular literary themes, then it’s pot luck; who will be visiting your students this year?!

Now That's What I Call Poetry!

Assembly & Workshops for KS1 & KS2

This hugely unique and inspiring programme has been designed to celebrate all things poetry! From learning about famous poems, to exploring the talents of their authors, the assembly will enable children of all ages to engage with contemporary and classic poems, with selected classes creating and performing their very own poetry during our workshops.

Rapspeare

Workshops for Years 2- 6

Using contemporary rap and hip hop beats students will discover how to connect with Elizabethan language by smashing apart the iambic pentameter and learning to articulate Shakespeare in a fresh and exciting new way!

Play in a Day

Workshops for Years 1- 6

Do you and your students have what it takes to create a play in a day?! This is an excellent opportunity for the whole school or year to enjoy a group storytelling experience by exploring a variety of characters, locations and plots to create a unique piece of devised theatre…in just one day! Bigfoot are proud to offer schools NINE options on which to base their play in a day…

 

READ-Y, PEN STEADY...GO!

Assembly & Workshops for Years 1-6

We have a problem; nobody wants to read Kit’s story. With your school’s help, can you and Kit try to figure out what it is that makes reading fun? Exciting plots, colourful characters, wonderful & whacky locations…and the use of words and sounds that make us want to read on of course!

CHARLIE & THE AWESOME AUTHORS

Performance workshops for Years 1-6

Meet Charlie Smith, an intergalactic time traveller from the 31st Century, who has come to earth to explore the most awesome authors from the past and present such as William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl and Julia Donaldson…who could be the next big author for 2017?!

 

SHAKESPEARE AIN'T THAT BARD!

Assembly & Workshops for Years 1-6

Join Sir Bardwell as he works with your students to battle with contemporary hip hop beats and modern day interpretations of Shakespearean text in order to stage some of the Bard’s work in a refreshingly exciting new way!

COME AN' SEE ANANSI

Assembly & Workshops for Years 1-6

When Anansi is brought to life and drops into your school, be prepared for a lively story adventure! Weaving and spinning vibrant tales from the shores of the Caribbean and Africa, this cunning half-man half-spider is the ultimate trickster!

Introduction to Shakespeare Days

Workshops for Years 1-6

These popular ‘specialist buzz’ days are a perfect introduction to William Shakespeare and his most famous texts, highlighting the importance of his legacy to storytelling and literature.

Mabinogion**

Performance & Workshops for Years 1- 6

A storyteller arrives at your school from the 11th Century to bring to life a tale from the Mabinogion. Schools can choose either Culhwch and Olwen, Branwen, Daughter of Llyr  from the Mabinogion. The storyteller will use props, costume and pupils to bring the stories to life and then explore the themes, story structure, characters and fantastical creatures in more detail during workshops with each class.

A Day at Hogwarts*

Interactive Workshops for Years 1 – 6

It’s Miss Parsniperwick’s first day teaching at Hogwarts and you are the young wizards in her class. Take part in spell-making lessons, create potions and wand control. A fun, interactive workshop that explores how JK Rowling uses magic to enthuse the reader in her Harry Potter stories.

Tell Me A Story You'll Never Forget*

Interactive Workshops for Years 3 – 6

An introduction to story making! These fun and interactive workshops are designed to unleash a child’s imagination through a range of improvisation and devising exercises. Explore character creation, setting and decision making. Children will be left bursting to write their own stories.

Madam Dragon’s Training School*

Workshops for EYFS & KS1

Children are invited to join Madam Dragon on their first day at Dragon Training School. Together they sing songs and carry out physical tasks such as ‘roaring’ and ‘flapping wings’ before they go on to explore the special skills of other famous dragons and how they’ve come to celebrate their unusual talents through interactive story telling.

*North East Programmes Only                                                                                                                    ** Wales Programme Only