All of our World Book Day programmes come with a whole-school assembly to kick-start your World Book Day! there are lots of options to choose from - the full list can be found over on our website
The Extraordinary Adventures of Fillolog! (Primary Schools)
Whatever book our friend Vistie was reading as a little girl (and she read a lot of them!), it always featured Fillolog, an extraordinary creature with an extraordinary appetite for stories. They were there in the forest, as she read of wolves, owls and eagles. They were there in the sea as she devoured tales of pirates, shipwrecks and treasure islands. And they were there in the distance as she read of adventure, action and mystery. Fillolog also had their own story to tell - but now that Vistie has got older, it’s faded to the back of her memory. And that’s where you come in! Because you and your pupils have the chance to help her by writing a unique and extraordinary whole-school story - with Fillolog at its heart!
The Extraordinary Adventures of Fillolog can accommodate the whole of up to a two-form entry in a single day*, comprising an interactive assembly, workshops (one per year group) and follow-up literacy activities designed to put flesh on the bones of the story.
The workshops see children participating in related and age-appropriate drama-based activities before working together to solve literary clues revealing key aspects of Fillolog’s story.
Nursery children (where appropriate) will be the Locksmiths - literally looking for the key to the story …
Reception classes/P1, the Story Openers - discovering where the adventure starts …
Year 1 pupils/P2 – the Explorers - will want to know where the Secret Doorway leads …
Year 2/P3, the Friend Makers will provide a companion for Fillolog …
Year 3/P4 classes will be the Questors, searching for an object vital to the success of the story …
Year 4/P5 pupils, the Intrepids, will need to unravel the threads to discover the problem that Fillolog and their friend will face …
Year 5/P6 children – the Problem Solvers – will be helping Fillolog overcome the challenge they’re faced with …
Year 6/P7 classes, the Bridgers, will provide a bridge to the next part of the story by finding a cliffhanger ending to the tale so far!
*The Extraordinary Adventures of Fillolog also exists in formats for both infant and junior schools.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Fillolog! is also available as a teaching resource pack allowing you to deliver your own whole-school World Book Day! download from Character Hunt - Character Visit (Primary Schools)
In a lively whole-school assembly, children will meet The Mighty Pen a writer with plenty of wonderful ideas for stories - but no characters to put in them! The Pen, will, though, introduce your pupils to some archetypes – and challenge classes, a year group at a time, to take part in workshops designed to transform those archetypes into all-encompassing characters.
EYFS / P1 will muse over The Magician – and what it is that magicians love to do …
Year 1 / P2 will have a look at The Hero – and what heroes do when they’re not being heroic!
Year 2 / P3 will investigate The Villain – just where do villains hatch their plans?
Year 3 / P4 will shed light on the Lover - do lovers always have to be so soppy?
Year 4 / P5 will consider The Clown – and what makes them laugh!
Year 5 / P6 will analyse The Athlete – and where their competitive spirit comes from …
Year 6 / P7 will go into The Geek – what do they want most in the world?
The Character Hunt can accommodate the whole of up to a two-form entry school in a single day – and is available as both in-person and a live streamed experience, as well as a downloadable resource pack. And every school booking The Great Character Hunt will receive a free digital download of follow-up ideas and resources.
A Visit from Bookman - Character Visit (Primary Schools)
The world’s newest superhero, Bookman has the extraordinary power of bringing stories to life – and he'll fly into your school all set to help your pupils in doing the same. Armed just with his trusty Book Bag, he'll make an unexpected appearance at an assembly before leading classes through a series of exciting, engaging and enticing drama-based workshops (all differentiated for age). And the outcomes? Connection-making, Freeze-Frames and Talking Tableaux, illustrating key narrative moments from a host of well-loved stories!
Paige Turner's Fiction Mission - Character Visit (Primary Schools)
If the characters in our favourite stories only come to life when their tales are read, what would become of them if Mr Noah Magination got his way and had all books banned? Paige Turner is on a mission to save the fictional worlds that these characters live in and she’s going to need your pupils’ help. After introducing herself at a whole-school assembly, she’ll work with a number of classes, using age-differentiated drama approaches to bring some of their favourite characters to life, exploring what it is that makes them so wonderful and what we would stand to lose if we never had the chance to meet them in the first place. This is her only hope winning over Mr Magination and guaranteeing the survival of books and stories for future generations- and that hope lies in you!
Soundscape Poetry (Primary and Secondary)
Those pupils who claim they don’t like poetry will be writing furiously at the end of this magical poetry workshop. Realising the power of “sound”, they’ll design and perform two contrasting soundscapes, working to topics/themes of your choice, and making their own compositional choices. We’ll then guide them through a structure supporting them in crafting richly descriptive poems that tell both individual and collective stories in which the writers’ choices are central.
Depending on the workshop chosen; 30 - 60 pupils per workshop - up to 420 pupils per day
Yes - absolutely! all of our workshops are fully accessible for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs. Our approach is to identify the most appropriate workshop (or workshops) for the pupils we'll be working with. Tailor the content and delivery to meet the needs of those pupils (including those with SEMH needs) - and ensure that the workshop (or workshops) are appropriately challenging.
As Creatives specialise in delivering creative learning programmes and teaching resources that make learning extraordinary! Tapping into pupils' own creativity, our unashamedly fun workshops engage, motivate and, crucially, challenge the children and young people we work with. We work in primary, secondary and special schools and colleges and universities across the UK and beyond!