Online Workshop Available! Or we can visit your school in: East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshire
'Medieval Britain' with The Drama Hut
Journey back to Medieval Britain with maid Ember Whitby who is about to start working for King Edward III! During this workshop the children will make pictures of Medieval life to get a better idea of this vast and interesting time period including castles and knights. We will also learn a medieval dance and create a timeline showing significant events from the years 500AD – 1066 AD. We will learn a song about the Plague and story stick a poem about King Canute.
Curriculum topics available: Medieval Society and Feudalism, Religion and Crusades, Black Death and Medicine, Castles.
Within this workshop we take a look at the broad Medieval period through improvisation; creating pictures in teams of castles and knights. We will also learn a popular Medieval circle dance. A fun song about the Plague will also be learnt within this workshop.
Within this workshop the class will learn about monarchs from the the Medieval era by creating a timeline of significant moments of British history. We will also hear and act out a poem about King Canute.
What size groups do you cater for?
We typically run 60-120 minute workshops with up to 30 children at any one time and can offer special day rates for multiple classes. We are also able to provide two different topics on the same day for different year groups.
How does safeguarding work for online workshops?
Online sessions are jointly hosted by the teacher and our actor and may or may not be recorded, depending on the preference of the school. Ideally workshops take place in a school hall with a large screen, however, they can also work extremely well in a classroom, with desks pushed aside. Our Risk Assessment document is available upon request and is updated regularly to comply with all current advice and guidelines.
What technology/devices/type of internet connection do schools need for an online workshop?
Online workshops are delivered live by professional actors and typically last 60-75 minutes each. They are structured in the same way as an on-site visit and have the advantage of utilising the benefits of technology – in particular, virtual backgrounds, enabling actors to transport children back in time, to any era or location. School will require a good internet connection and ideally a large screen to project our actor on to, so all the children have good visibility.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes - the very nature of our workshops being so visual and experiential, has led to extremely positive feedback from teachers.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes - children with special educational needs really benefit and enjoy our workshops.
Who are The Drama Hut?
At the Drama Hut we employ skilled costumed actors who use the Performing Arts, to help children truly experience a subject, complementing and enhancing learning in the classroom. Through improvisation, role play, movement and song, we help to bring the curriculum to life. Whether you choose to have us visit you online or on-site, our workshops are delivered live and are fully interactive. Prices start at £120 for a single workshop, with discounts available when multiple sessions/different topics are booked.
Whether it's a history subject, creative writing workshop, PSHE or an opportunity to celebrate a significant person or event, let us help you to inspire learning with a Drama Hut workshop.
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