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

For Schools

Primary school "Wow" Days: Healthy Eating, Magic Maths, Pirates, Puppets, Romans, Seaside, Tradional Tales.

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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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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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 (54)

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Kerry Weightman says...
Had a brilliant day today with Ron at Leigh CE Infants school! We had the puppet workshop with a fab pirate show to start off the day which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Then in the afternoon the children made their own puppets which they all participated in due to the great delivery from Ron. Thanks for a fantastic day:)
5th October 2015 6:18pm
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Lauren O'Connor says...
Pirate Ron came to our school to do his Pirate workshop and it was absolutely briliant. The children really enjoyed themselves as they have been immersed in Pirates this was a great end to the half term with everyone dressed up. Ron was punctual, organised and prepared for a day with 60 children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The session in the morning was fact based and the children were drawn in by the use of props and a little bit of magic to support. The puppet show was hilarious for Read More
29th May 2015 5:20pm
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Fiona says...
We had the Pirates work shop at school today. It was absolutely brilliant! The children loved the whole day especially watching the puppet show and making their own puppets in the afternoon. I would definitley recommend it and hope to see Ron again for another workshop!
13th May 2015 5:50pm
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Sorcha Walmsley says...
Pirate Ron was fantastic! He was a wonderful way to end our "Land Ahoy!" topic and the children absolutely loved it. Having the parents in to help create the puppets to end the day was the icing on the cake. As a little girl in my class said "Wow! That was magical!"
Will definitely be hoping to have him back next year!
12th May 2015 7:39am
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Laura says...
A fabulous fun-filled day was spend with Pirate Ron and 75year 1 children. As this was our pirate topic launch day the children arrived wearing their pirate costumes and thoroughly enjoyed learning about pirates. The puppet show was brilliant. In the afternoon the children all made fantastic puppets demonstrated by Ron (who supplied all the resources). We will book again next year. Highly recommended.
7th May 2015 11:05pm
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