HISTORY BASED DRAMA WORKSHOPS: KS1
HISTORY – DRAMA WORKSHOP DAY
Based around a history topic of your choice our facilitator can take your children back to events in history using fun and informative drama games, activities and techniques to bring characters and events to life. In one school day we can work with four classes on a one hour workshop or two classes on a more in depth two hour workshop.
History Topics to choose from:
Our drama and craft day brings the world of ancient Eygpt to life for Foundation and KS1 pupils. The full day includes workshops on Mummies and Mummy Treasure Making and Hieroglyphics code making and breaking. These workshops are followed by an interactive storytelling session of “The Unlucky Mummy” a tale of treasure and intrigue and an optional 30 minute post show drama based workshop exploring what could happen next in the story.
Number of children: Four classes per day
Length of workshop:
- Mummy and Mummy Treasure Making workshop – 40 minutes
- Hieroglyphics Code Making and Breaking workshop – 40 minutes
- The Unlucky Mummy Storytelling Session – 30 minutes
- Optional post show drama workshop – 30 minutes
Maximum number of workshops in one day: Four + One Storytelling Performance
Who was this inspirational pioneering woman and why do we remember her? Our costumed character will deliver a drama workshop that will take your children back in time to discover the lady with the lamp. Come with us on a voyage of adventure! Learn all about Florence’s childhood, sail with us across the seas to Scutari Hospital and help to look after the poorly soldiers. A drama workshop that will inspire and educate your pupils with a question and answer session at the end.
Recent feedback - “We had a great day, where the children were exposed to and retained in some excellent information delivered in a clear and exciting way. We loved the costume (some children thought she was the real thing!) and loved the fact the children were so active.” Fosters Primary School, Kent
The Great Fire of London
Through drama games, activities and lively debate we travel back in time to 1666 to Pudding Lane meeting King Charles II, Samuel Pepys and the Lord Mayor of London and developing pupils speaking, listening, thinking and creative skills along the way. But be careful not to touch – it’s hot!
The Gunpowder Plot
This workshop takes your pupils back to 1605, where King James I is trying to change they way that people worship and a group of plotters decide the only way to change things is to use gunpowder! Through drama games, activities and lively debate we will help your students learn key features of a past event in British history, the sequence of events of the Gunpowder Plot, why we celebrate Bonfire Night, gain some insight into the Guy Fawkes and King James motivations . Boom! Does the plot succeed or fail?
Designed for: KS1
Number of children: One class (approx 30 children) per workshop
Length of workshop: 1 hour (4 classes) / Two Hours (2 classes)
Maximum number of workshops in one day: Four
Space needed: School Hall or similar sized room
Bespoke History Project: If the topic you are covering is not listed here, we will be happy to prepare a History Based Play in a Day or History Based Drama Day on a topic of your choice.
For our History Workshops designed for KS2 click here.
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