Seaside Day...have a seaside day in your own school!

Seaside


About the workshop

Having your own seaside day in school is a great alternative to arranging a school trip to the seaside

Our Key Stage 1 Seaside Day is the perfect way for your children to learn interesting facts and information about the seaside.

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The workshop is age appropriate with lots of fun and joining in. As well as listening and learning there are practical activities too.

Because we are very experienced at working with younger children you can be sure that everyone will be fully engaged from start to finish.

The children will learn about:

  • The seaside then and now.
  • The history of the seaside and why people went there.
  • The industrial revolution.
  • Victorian and Edwardian seaside holidays.
  • Bathing machines
  • Seaside entertainment
  • Punch and Judy

The highlight of the day is watching a traditional Punch and Judy Show. In past times no trip to the seaside would be complete without an ice cream, a donkey ride and seeing at least one performance of Punch and Judy.


Workshop photos

Children watching the Punch and Judy Show

These children are watching the Punch and Judy Show. It was a lovely sunny day and so we were able to set up outside.

Victorian seaside cartoon

Seaside holidays became increasingly popular in Victorian times. This cartoon shows a family disembarking from a steam ship.

Punch and Judy Puppet Theatre

It is surprising how many children have not seen a Punch and Judy Show. Our puppet theatre is very impressive and watching the show is a very exciting and memorable experience.

3D Donkey

Our seaside day includes a number of practical activities including making a 3D donkey.

Vintage Punch and Judy puppets

Another highlight of the day is the chance to examine our collection of vintage Punch and Judy puppets many of which are extremely valuable.

Children cutting out

Children busy making a miniature Punch and Judy Show from card. We usually do this step by step sometimes with as many as ninety children in the school hall all following on.

Steam train

Steam trains are covered when we are learning about the history of the seaside. It is hard for children to imagine a time when there were no or very few motor cars.

Fishing boat

Ron's grand father was a fisherman and owned a boat like this one. This photo was taken at the seaside where Ron grew up.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do we need to provide?
We require the use of a computer, projector and screen in the morning. There may also be some photo copying to be done for some of the activities. Crayons, scissors and writing materials will also be required.
How long does the Punch and Judy Show last?
The Punch and Judy Show lasts for approximately thirty minutes.
Do we need the school hall?
For one class we can work in the classroom but for larger groups the hall would be useful.
What is the format for the day?
When you send in an enquiry we will reply with a quotation and a timetable for the day. We are flexible on timings and will adjust to fit in with your needs.
How many children can take part?
We can manage two classes comfortably. Up to four classes is possible.
How much do you charge?
Prices vary. Please submit the enquiry form to receive a quotation.


Comments (28)

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Catherine Millar says...
A fabulous day which tied in perfectly with our Year 2 topic. The children were all highly engaged and loved in particular seeing how the Punch and Judy stage worked. I would highly recommend Mr Wood.
19th July 2013 3:20pm
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Helen Bailey says...
All key stage 1 including FS1 & 2 had a fantastic day with Mr Wood. His entertainment appealed to all ages from 3 to 8 year olds. His knowledge of childrens' attention span is evident through his timing and intercative presentation. The children were educated through sheer enjoyment and interest. I would definitely reccomend Mr Wood to other primary schools.
18th July 2013 7:30pm
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Uphall Primary says...
Children really enjoyed the sessions and loved watching the Punch and Judy show. They also help authentic puppets and were able to see how they work.
17th July 2013 9:50am
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St. Peter's School Bloxwich says...
A huge thank you to Ron who created many memories today at our school! Ron was very accommodating and our whole school were involved with the day's activities. Every child from Nursery to Year 6 were engaged as they watched the Punch and Judy show and the creative puppet shows were amazing. A must for every school!
26th June 2013 5:20pm
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Maple Class says...
Maple Class would like to say a big thank you for a fantastic seaside workshop!
Thank you for writing on our class blog.
19th June 2013 8:21pm
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