World Book Day Round Up

What a wonderful term we’ve had visiting schools up and down country with our incredibly talented team of educators and performers!

We have delighted students with tales from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, Hogwarts, and Professor Puffs Training School, and have engaged hundreds of young people in our Big Bad Wolf’s dramatic court room trial. Enthusing budding poets and writers with our two brand new workshop programmes, as well as teaching students about some our best known authors, Roald Dahl, Shakespeare and Dickens…we did it all! Don’t believe us? Read on…

Nightingale Primary School; Come an’ See Anansi (Adrian)

“Adrian is an amazing facilitator. His story telling techniques fully immersed the children into the story.”

Laycock Primary School; Character Carousel (Hannah Williams and Sam Toller)

“Thank you for sending two amazing performers on Thursday! I think that the day went really well and I have had some very positive feedback from staff and children. I was lucky enough to see Hannah at the end of the day and she was brilliant as Willy Wonka…I know that Year 5 in particular really enjoyed their time with Harry Potter! They were talking about ‘etymology’ in our assembly the next day which was very impressive indeed! Thank you for fitting us in and making our Word Book Day so special.”

Cheriton Primary  School; Tell me a Story I’ll never forget (Sam Toller)

“Well presented, interactive, engaging workshop based around story planning”

Drapers Mayland Primary School; Anansi (Adrian)

“We had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day yesterday with our special visitor Adrian from @bigfootarts! The children proudly showcased their costumes during the wonderful Anansi Story assembly.”

Thorpedene Primary School; Intro to Shakespeare  (Adrian Benn, Winnie Southgate , Lolade Ajala)

“I have had some amazing feedback from both the staff and children saying how much they enjoyed the sessions. I have had many teachers asking me if we can re-book! A completely engaging and inclusive day for all students.”

Orchard Primary School; Wolf on Trial  (Laura Sharpe, Marshall Stay)

“A wonderfully engaging programme which captured the attention of all our pupils!”

Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School; Play in a Day (George’s Marvellous Medicine) (Anthony Armstrong)

“Really enjoyable for everyone involved. Pupils had the opportunity to engage with the story and bring it to life through performance. We would definitely book the ‘Play in a Day’ workshops again.”

Bounds Green School; Come an See Anansi  (Stephan Boyce and Hayley)

“Really excellent – the filmed performances beforehand were really good and easy to follow with a light tone that kept all children from y1 to y6 engaged. This led to a seamless workshop, which was fun and built on the Anansi stories told with flair and creativity. An incredibly fun and creative workshop that brings flair and creativity in storytelling to the fore. Just a huge thank you to Stephan and Hayley! “

John Burns Primary School; Introduction to Shakespeare (Winnie Southgate)

“Many teachers commented on how engaging and enthralling Winnie was with the children. This enabled them to learn about Shakespeare and to find out more about a comedy he had written.The workshops gave the children the chance to find out about one of Sheakpeare’s plays. Many children learnt about words that Shakespeare invented – they really enjoyed this. A brilliant opportunity to develop children’s understanding of Shakespeare and really look in detail at one of his plays. Thank you Winnie for a fantastic day!”