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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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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Gemma Parkes says...
Pirate Ron's workshop was fantastic! He grabbed the children's attention straight from the off. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session, Ron struck the balance between educational and fun excellently. The workshop is a perfect starting point to get the children hooked and excited about their new topic. Will definitely be booking again!
7th May 2015 9:14am
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Jayne France says...
A lovely active day and a great introduction to our topic 'Seasides in the Past'.
The Punch and Judy show was enjoyed by all - young and old! The children loved handling all the puppets. The historical costumes looked amazing!
Mr Wood is very funny and entertaining - the children loved him!
What a fabulous, exciting, fascinating and amazing day!
From all of our Year 2 team!
23rd April 2015 9:50pm
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Emma Facer says...
A fantastic day enjoyed by both the children and adults. All of the activities were fun, engaging and interactive! Thank you for a wonderful day.
21st January 2015 2:24pm
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Hazel Bell says...
What a brilliantly entertaining day Year 2 have just had! Ron catered to exactly what we needed from the experience and the children (and adults!) absolutely loved the puppet show - it was fantastic! The children are thrilled with the puppets they have made and are already planning what stories they will write using them.
20th January 2015 8:21pm
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