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

For Schools

Our visits are COVID SECURE. We follow the latest government guidelines and whatever measures are in place at individual schools. We have taken care to adapt our workshops to meet the current safety requirements.

Magic 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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Pirate Ship

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

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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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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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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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Folk Tales

The Trusting Peasant

Traditional Tales presented in the form of puppetry. Stories from India, China, Eastern Europe, England.

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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 expenses ( fuel, accommodation, 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 reply 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 (55)

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Sue Green says...
KS1 at Three Lane Ends booked Ron as part of our topic on toys; we had an excellent day and the children were fully engaged for the whole time. Parents who came to help with making puppets said they had really enjoyed the afternoon and slept well that night. We can't recommend Ron highly enough and would certainly invite him back. Thanks for a brilliant day.
18th November 2013 4:23pm
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Kate Simonds says...
Year 2 children at Sonning Common Primary School have experienced Ron's Pirate workshop and have had a thoroughly entertaining time. The workshops are fun, engaging and factual and Ron has a great manner with the children. We had a super day and the children took lots of ideas home. Ron has been to our school for a few years now and we would highly recommend his workshops.
30th October 2013 5:48pm
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Jo hemmings says...
We really had a fabulous day with Pirate Ron. It was a super way to end our Piratre theme and children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
21st October 2013 2:27pm
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Emma Walton says...
We booked Ron for a pirate workshop to start off our new topic called 'treasure'. We were hoping that the workshop would excite the children about our new topic and it most certainly did! The day from start to finish was fantastic! The children were really engaged and excited and Ron catered for children of all ages. (From rec to Y6) The history part about pirates was fun and Ron had a wealth of knowledge to share with the children. The puppet show was fantastic and some of the children were in Read More
19th September 2013 9:17pm
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Philip Adamson says...
Headteacher, Woodlea Primary School, Co Durham.
We have used Ron for a number of years and have always found him to be both flexible and reliable. The workshops are a fun and engaging way to enrich the curriculum.
13th September 2013 10:15am
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