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'A Victorian Christmas' with The Drama Hut
During this workshop, we will meet Victorian carol singer 'Flora Hopkins', as she shares her tales of the infamous 'Ebenezer Scrooge' from the classic and much loved Charles Dickens’s, 'A Christmas Carol'. Using improvisation, song and role play, Flora will guide the children through this fun-filled festive session which will include: an introduction to the Victorian era, exploring the wide social gap between rich and poor. As a team, we will look at Christmas traditions and entertainment, including learning a traditional Victorian song! We meet 'Scrooge' and explore themes raised in ‘A Christmas Carol’ whilst creating characters from the story to put on our very own version of 'A Christmas Carol'!
Curriculum topics available: Story telling, Charles Dickens.
During this workshop, our professional actor will take on the role of Flora Hopkins, a Victorian carol singer sharing her tales and experiences of the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge from the classic and much loved Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Carol. Using improvisation, song and role play, Flora will guide the children through this fun-filled festive session which will include; Being introduced to the Victorian era and exploring the wide social gap between rich and poor.
Together they will Look at Christmas traditions and entertainment including learning a traditional Victorian song, Meet Scrooge and exploring the themes raised in ‘A Christmas Carol’, Improvise and create the characters from the story and perform their own version of A Christmas Carol.
Our workshops include tailored, fully interactive, drama games, role play, teamwork exercises, songs, movement and more, led by a professional costumed actor.
During this workshop, we explore the Victorian era, particularly the wide social gap between rich and poor.
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.
“We have used The Drama Hut on several occasions to help enrich and inspire the children’s experience of the curriculum. All facilitators have been well prepared and able to use their dramatic skills to deliver well-pitched and interesting workshops. Children are always excited after the session and are able to speak confidently about what they have learnt.”
Marie Hedges, Orleans Primary School, Middlesex
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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