English Literacy Workshops for schools

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Providing students with a love of reading, together with excellent written and conversational skills is central to the aims of the English National Curriculum. To compliment your classroom English topics we can offer a range of themed workshops to help spark imaginations and develop written and spoken language. The workshops featured below can help schools from EYFS through to KS5.

English workshops focusing on writing skills can develop literacy through creative writing, conversational writing, job applications and CVs, as well as more specific examples of the usual SPAG topics; from nouns and pronouns to fronted adverbials and subordinate clauses.

English workshops focusing on conversation skills help equip students with strong oral communication and spoken language skills, building their vocabulary and enabling them to articulate arguments and express opinions.

Whether you are looking for drama and theatre, Shakespeare, poetry, theme-based writing, superheros, pirates, or a virtual reality trip that will take them far beyond the classroom. Take a look at the best English workshops available for school groups.

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Forensic Farm



Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously gone missing.

Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously been lost from the nest of a pair of House Sparrows. Children use their imaginations, curiosity and teamwork skills to carry out a forensic investigation, revealing what has happened to the sparrow egg. In a bid to help farmers ‘Fred’ and ‘Fiona’ discover what happened to the Sparrow egg, teams of children carry out a series of activities, including finger printing, footprint identification, feather/fur identification and testing of how well birds’ nests withstand various weather conditions....

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All UK Regions
English, History, Languages, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, SEN


Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW ...

Theatre Workshop

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative workshops & performances for the whole school that will enrich your school’s existing PSHE work & bring to life the subject for students & teachers through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching! ...

British Values

All UK Regions
English, Medieval, Tudors


Dan Tastic Education brings stories & fantasy to life with incredible Fairy Tale Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator...

Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Performing Arts


Explore the work of William Shakespeare, with a focus on the depth of character, use of stage craft and innovative language. Choose from Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream or Romeo & Juliet for your One Day Creative drama workshop. ...

Shakespeare



Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar


Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school. ...

Portals To The Past
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


Teach Rex we use current Ofsted guidelines, the curriculum and our experience in teaching to create the optimal environment for learning. ...

Green Screen

All UK Regions
English, SEN


Take your class on a guided tour across China with PrimeVR! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

China VR Workshop

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, Music, Art, PSHE


High quality creative provision for the whole school that will enrich your school’s curriculum teaching & bring to life all subjects through the use of drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best! ...

PPA Residencies

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland
English, Maths, Geography, History, Egyptians, Art, SEN


Sometimes, taking your pupils on a school trip just isn't do-able. We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK prim ...

The Puzzle Tomb Escape Rooms

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing, Biology


A Roarsome hook into writing for a whole school, year group or phase. ...

Creative Writing

All UK Regions
English


Dan Tastic Education brings cowboys to life with incredible Wild West Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators ...

Wild West Workshop & WOW Day

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland
Citizenship, English, Maths, Physical Education


We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!...

The Superhero Academy

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland
English, Maths, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, Art, PSHE


We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you! ...

The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms

All UK Regions
English, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Art, SEN


We can offer one-off workshops using Performing Arts to develop literacy skills and bringing key texts alive. Our staff have trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company to deliver workshops around practical literacy. ...

A Mind Apart Literacy Services

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN


Bring Geography to life with our 'Around the World' VR workshop. We split your class into small groups and they compete to identify the country, city and landmark shown through the VR headsets! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Around the World VR Quiz

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English, History, Victorian, SEN


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

A Victorian Christmas

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school....

Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD DESERVES SPECTACULAR OPPORTUNITIES AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES. THIS IS AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING WE DO AT TEACH REX. ...

Science

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative workshops & performance for the whole school that will enrich your student's work & bring to life the curriculum through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best ...

Raising Attainment

All UK Regions
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Design Technology, Wildlife


An engineering challenge to construct a railway track using K’Nex pieces. Packed full of challenges, this interactive and entertaining workshop demonstrates the importance of teamwork and problem solving whilst exploring the rail industry. ...

Race to Construct

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, SEN


Teaching about the rainforest? Why don't you drop your class into the middle of Borneo using PrimeVR! Virtual Reality workshops start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Rainforests VR Workshop
★★★★★

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, Art, PSHE


Energising, Invigorating and Inspiring … Bigfoot's renowned teacher INSETs are the perfect way to encourage staff to utilise drama, dance, music, and art to teach a broad spectrum of subjects across the curriculum! Bigfooters do it best! ...

INSETs & Team Building

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN


Learning about mountains? Why don’t you take your class to see the tallest mountain in the world with PrimeVR! Prices start from £1.99 per child! ...

Mountains VR Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, Yorkshire
English, History, Medieval, Twentieth Century


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

All UK Regions
English, Greeks, Physical Education, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings comic books to life with incredible Superhero Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators! ...

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland
English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Computing, PSHE, SEN


Our bespoke cross-curricular Minecraft Education workshops are incredibly successful at creating engagement and enthusiasm around a topic. They offer students opportunities to apply knowledge and learning, work collaboratively and get creative. ...

Minecraft Education

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English, SEN


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school....

Creative Writing Superheroes

All UK Regions
English, Performing Arts, Dance


Deep in the jungle the animals live, play and hunt, but their lives change forever when they come across a man-cub in their territory. Using drama, dance and imagination building activities, One Day Creative explore this classic tale. ...

The Jungle Book

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative workshops for the whole school that will enrich your schools Wellbeing work & bring to life the subject for students & teachers through drama, dance, music and art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best! ...

Mental Health & Wellbeing

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. All we require prior to our visit is a clear space to work in and a member of staff to observe or join in the experience. ...

World Book Day

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
English, History, Performing Arts


High quality creative workshops & performances for the whole school that will enrich your Shakespeare work & bring to life the subject for students & teachers through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching! ...

Shakespeare

London & South East
Citizenship, English, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN


Our World Book Day dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.35 per pupil. We bring books to life through dance and give your pupils the chance to get creative. ...

World Book Day Dance Workshops

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Art, PSHE


High quality creative arts workshops for the whole school, designed to help enrich the learning of drama, dance, music and art for all ages, students and teachers alike! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best! ...

Creating & Devising
India VR Workshop
India VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, SEN


Explore India and the Himalayas with this PrimeVR workshop! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Taj Mahal and Mount Everest all from the comfort of your classroom! Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

India VR Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, SEN


Exclusive and official West End Workshops created in partnership with the producers and creative teams behind some of London's greatest productions. Bespoke masterclasses can be developed for any other show! ...

West End Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English, SEN


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Archaeology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife


We bring the School Trip DIRECTLY to you! Sometimes, taking your pupils on a school trip just isn't do-able. We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK prim...

The Early Aspiration Street

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
English, Performing Arts


A high quality, fun, lively and magical musical performance that is a real end of term treat for the whole school to enjoy together! With laughs a plenty, our Bigfooters guarantee to have students & teachers alike 'jingling all the way' to Christmas!...

Christmas Shows

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative workshops & performances for the whole school that will enrich your PSHE work & bring to life the subject for students & teachers through drama, dance and music! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best! ...

Gender Stereotypes

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland
Citizenship, English, Maths, Business, Computing, PSHE


Free hands-on workshops for staff or students designed to promote and develop digital sills using Google's Applied Digital Skills programme. ...

Google Applied Digital Skills

All UK Regions
English, History, Performing Arts, SEN


All Hail Macbeth. THEATRE WORKSHOP'S stunning & inspiring interactive workshop. From the moment you meet the Witches on the heath to the demise of Macbeth, the pupils are gripped with the plot and immersed in the characters, all played by themselves....

All Hail Macbeth

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN


Arty-Fact Theatre has been visiting School for 20 years, delivering high quality theatre at affordable prices. We offer an amazing opportunity for your pupils to see live theatre and to interact with professional actors. Available all year round ...

Arty-Fact Theatre

All UK Regions
Citizenship, English, PSHE, SEN


Arty- Fact Theatre: Our award winning writing team have produced a fantastic & captivating story for Ks1 & Ks2. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER - a humours look at bullying in schools - how best to deal with it - wonderful advice for all ages. BOOK NOW ...

Best Friend Forever and Anti-Bullying Workshop

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Computing, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative workshops & performance for the whole school that will enrich your schools internet safety work & bring to life the subject for students & teachers through drama! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best! ...

Cyber Safety

All UK Regions
English


Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Pirate Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators! ...

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, SEN


Experience the Seven New Wonders of the World with PrimeVR! A great way of meeting Geography outcomes as well as inspiring some amazing creative writing! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Wonders of the World VR Workshop
★★★★★

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
English, Performing Arts


High quality creative workshops & performance for the whole school that will enrich your schools literacy work & bring to life the subject for students & teachers through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfoote...

Creative Literacy

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative storytelling workshops designed especially for EYFS students that will help enrich the curriculum & bring to life their learning through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it! ...

Early Years

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations, Design Technology, Food, SEN


Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation...

Chocolate Collective

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Science, History, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Languages, Art, PSHE


High quality creative workshops for the whole school that will enrich your curriculum work & bring to life a whole manner of subject areas for students & teachers alike through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching! ...

Creative Supply Days

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN


Discover Africa with PrimeVR! Visit the Pyramids in Egypt, Turmi market in Ethiopia, giraffes in the Serengeti, gorillas in the Congo and Victoria Falls in Tanzania. Virtual Reality workshops start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Discover Africa VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Farm, Wildlife


Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously gone missing. ...

Forensic Farm

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire
English, History, Tudors


We offer exciting, immersive and inspiring Tudor workshops for schools, presented by a charismatic “performing historian” with a deep-rooted passion for their subject. ...

Tudor Workshop

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North, Yorkshire
English, SEN


The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school....

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE


High quality creative workshops and performances for the whole school that will enrich your schools anti bullying work & bring to life the subject for students and teachers through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching... ...

Anti Bullying

Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire, Wales
Citizenship, English, History, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Religious Education, Art, PSHE


High quality creative workshops & performance for the whole school that will enrich your schools work & bring to life the subject for students through drama, dance, music and/or art! Inspiring, engaging and enriching, our Bigfooters do it best! ...

Arts Mark



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