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 (54)

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Gemma Dobson says...
We had a fantastic day. Ron's puppet workshop introduced our Year 2 children to the world of puppet shows with a fantastic, funny pirate puppet show which had the children roaring with laughter as well as learning about how a puppet theatre works. The children then got to experiment with puppets and voices they would use. The afternoon puppet making session was excellent and allowed every child to make a puppet but still have individual creativity. A fantastic day which has been an excellent Read More
15th January 2015 2:37pm
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Katherine says...
Our Key Stage 1 children really enjoyed the 'Pirate Day' Ron delivered. I have never heard a room of children as loud whilst they were joining in with the puppet show. The morning discussion was informative and kept light hearted with jokes and things the children could join in with. Speaking on behalf of my own class, they were genuinely proud of the puppets they had made and were keen to show them off at home! Thanks for a great day with photos to remember.
13th January 2015 7:33am
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Nina Mckinnon says...
I agree with the comments above. Ron brought his Pirate Show to our Foundation Stage. It certainly started our topic with a wow factor. It was both informative and entertaining. It was great to see all the children really enjoying themselves. The laughter and fun they had was lovely to watch. After lunch the children were engaged in puppet making and were all enthusiastic and keen to make one. Its a difficult job to entertain 70, 3-5 year olds and Ron certainly did. Thank you.
24th November 2014 8:48pm
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Natalie Wild says...
Ron came into school to do a puppet day. We had a show in the morning and talk and then made puppets in the afternoon. It was with a year 1 group and it was excellent! All the children were engaged and he made them so eager to learn. He made the day fun and modelled step by step easily for the children to follow! A super day fitted in amazing with our toy theme. We now have our puppets to follow on with extra learning :) thanks Ron.
19th November 2014 3:34pm
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Zoe Smith says...
What a fabulous day our children have had with Pirate Ron! They thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and were captivated for the whole day. Thank you!
10th October 2014 9:07am
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