Shrek's Adventure! London

School Trips @ Merlin's Magical London

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Today’s lesson will be storytelling, drama and the magic of fairy tales! A fully interactive environment for inspiring pupils’ active imaginations, DreamWork’s Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London brings storytelling to life as pupils board a magical 4D flying bus to Far Far Away and embark on a thrilling adventure through 10 stimulating live shows. Aided by famous fairy-tale characters pupils will find themselves working together to discover three magical ingredients to help find Shrek and outwit the evil Rumpelstiltskin.

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Why are Merlin's Magical London great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', KS1/KS2 pupils have the opportunity to learn:

In English...
To identify the features and themes of different genres, including fairy tales.
To understand that stories are developed with a beginning, a middle and an end.
To explore the process of characterisation and of building characters

In Drama...
To infer characters' thoughts, feelings and actions through performance
To use role-play and performance to convey meaning in different text types

What activities are available during group visits?

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The newest chapter in this unique experience is a brand new schools room and two new workshops focusing on story composition and characters! As an introduction to story creation, a new KS1 ‘Once Upon a Time’ workshop will encourage pupils to engage with storytelling by exploring sequencing of events and identifying with characters through role-play. The brand new KS2 ‘Build your Story’ workshop will delve deeper into the role of characters ‘feelings, thoughts and motives, look at plot and the importance of setting while also exploring the triumph of good over evil.

What size groups do you cater for?

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Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Created in collaboration with an education specialist, the workshops link to various aspects of teaching spoken language, reading comprehension and writing composition and are delivered by experience actors in a room that takes inspiration from Shrek’s swamp. If you have booked a workshop and timings allow it you can request to use the room as a lunch space between the tour and workshop.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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The majority of our facilities are designed to be fully accessible to our disabled guests however it may not be possible for all guests to access the 4D magic bus experience. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users who are able to transfer up one step, into the seat and have the ability to sit upright. To ensure the safety of our guests we are only able to admit two wheelchair users per hour, pre-booking of a wheelchair time-slot is required. The experience is also mainly delivered by actors, voice over audio and projected images. Guests with low vision or have a visual impairment or have hearing difficulties may struggle to experience the attraction fully; however you are able to bring a carer free of charge to assist.

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