Jolly Good Workshops for Schools...helping to make learning fun!

For Schools

"Wow" Days for primary schools, Pirates, Seaside, Romans, Maths, Puppets and more. All areas covered.

Maths

Number maths cartoon

Perfect addition to your school maths week. Have fun with magic maths. Inspiring, practical, hands on workshop.

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Pirates

Pirate Ship

Exciting Key Stage 1 pirate day. Learn about pirates. Watch a very funny pirate show, make pirate puppets.

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Puppets

Ron with puppets

Watch a fabulous puppet show, learn how to bring a puppet to life, plus every child makes their own puppet.

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Romans

Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline Museum, Rome

Learn about the Ancient Romans. Fact packed, engaging, enjoyable workshop for Key Stage 2 children.

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Seaside

Ron with Mr Punch puppet

Learn about seaside holidays in the past, history of the seaside, Victorian seaside, plus Punch and Judy.

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About

Owl cartoon

Some information about Jolly Good Workshops for Schools. Aims and objectives, history, personalities.

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About our workshops

We offer a small selection of workshop days suitable for Primary Schools.

Some are for Key Stage 1 and others mainly for Key Stage 2.

We are can tailor content to particular needs if required.

Our aim is to help teachers by providing workshop experiences which excite and inspire children, stimulate their curiosity and imagination, enable them to express their creativity and engender a desire to want to learn more.

We want to help consolidate existing knowledge, add to this and introduce new skills and ideas.

Key learning points are in line with the National Curriculum.

Our workshops:

  • Provide facts and information.
  • Are delivered in a fun and friendly way.
  • Encourage interaction.
  • Involve practical work.
  • Are accessible to all ability levels.
  • Are age appropriate.
  • Well organized.
  • Memorable.

We hope that our visits help to make learning fun and that they really do excite and inspire children to want to learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you cover this area?
We visit schools in the North of England, the Midlands and the South. There are many schools in the Birmingham and Greater London areas that we go back to year after year. We are based in Yorkshire and therefore travel expences ( fuel, accomodation, food and travel time ) have to be taken into account for long journeys especially those requiring overnight stays.
What do you charge for a workshop day?
Prices vary. Please use the enquiry form to request a quotation. This is the best way to contact us initially. Alternatively our email address and telephone numbers are at the bottom of the page.
Do you do half days?
Not very often but some schools do book half days. The cost however is nearly the same as a full day because of travel expences and journey time.
Are you DBS checked?
Yes and we always carry our current certificate and photo id although most schools no longer ask for this. We do not work alone with children or allow children in our work area unless they are supervised by a member of staff.
How do we make a booking?
Request a quotation using the enquiry form. We will relpy by email. If you then decide to make a booking reply by email. We will send you a contract and invoice. Sign and return one copy of the contract and pass the invoice to your school accounts manager. It is important to sign and return one copy of the contract to us so that we know that you do want us to come.
How do we pay?
Payment is by cheque on the day although some schools pay in advance. You can also pay by BACS.
What time will you arrive at school?
Normally 8 am in order to be unloaded, set up and ready to start by 9.15 am.
What do we need us to provide?
A parking space close to the entrance. Assistance unloading and bringing in equipment if the hall or classroom is not close to the parking space. You will receive an information sheet for the workshop you have booked telling you what else you need to provide. This is sent out with the contract and invoice.
Is it okay to work on upper floors?
Yes, providing there is a lift or the school provide staff to carry equipment up and down. We DO NOT carry equipment upstairs.


Comments (47)

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Hanisha Mahil says...
This is the second time our school have had Pirate Ron in to kick start our Pirates topic. He was fab! The children loved him and were engaged throughout the day. The children enjoyed the puppet show and making the puppets.
23rd May 2016 7:41pm
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Victoria Oyler says...
Wow! What an excellent day! We had the pirate workshop day. It was a fantastic experience, the children were so engaged and had a fabulous day. Pirate Ron is excellent with the children, they could not stop laughing! It was good old fashioned humour, which is often missing in other shows. A completely wonderful day! Thank you so much.
18th May 2016 3:42pm
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Max Brighton says...
What a fabulous Pirate day!! The children really enjoyed all sessions, including role play, puppets and craft activities. I am sure we will be booking Ron again next year. Thank you!
4th May 2016 4:40pm
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Amy Bottomley says...
Our Year 1 children thoroughly enjoyed their day with 'Pirate Ron'. They listened intently during the pirate talk and laughed their socks off during the puppet show. It was lovely to make puppets in the afternoon with the parents and was overall a very successful day. Ron had a lovely manner with the children and I look forward to booking him again next year.
6th March 2016 6:41pm
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Mrs K Hendy says...
What a fantastic day! Our Year 2 children have had a wonderful time from start to finish. Pirate Ron was the perfect start to our new topic! The children have learnt many new facts in a fun and interactive way! They have laughed out loud and thoroughly enjoyed the pirate show and the way Pirate Ron engaged with them. I have to say that the staff enjoyed it just as much! I would fully recommend a visit from Pirate Ron. Our children are now motivated and excited to learn more about Read More
8th January 2016 2:02pm
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