English Literacy Workshops for schools

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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English Drama & Performing Arts

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.

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Storytelling Into Writing

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Whether its deciding what to write or how to write, the motivation begins with the WHY – which should be purposeful, understandable, relevant, and ideally enjoyable. Storytelling provides these elements in abundance.

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World Book Day Dance Workshops
World Book Day Dance Workshops

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon Citizenship, English, Music, Performing Arts, Dance, PSHE

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

Meaning in the Mud - WW1 Art and Literature
Meaning in the Mud - WW1 Art and Literature

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, World War

In this workshop we look at the poetry and art of WW1 and discuss how their work gives us an insight into the war experience and the way we think about war and peace today. The workshop features many of the war poets studied in schools today....

Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas
Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Performing Arts, SEN

This Drama Hut Workshop is aimed at inspiring young writers over the festive season. Let our professional actor, take the children on an adventure to explore the stories and characters created by one of the world’s favourite children’s authors!...

Problem Solving Workshops
Problem Solving Workshops

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon English, Medicine

Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees ...




Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop
Virtual Reality Bespoke Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon Computing, Design Technology, English, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Vikings, World War, Science, Physics, Biology

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic. ...

Theatre Workout Education
Theatre Workout Education

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Careers, Dance, Performing Arts, English, Team Building, PSHE

Theatre Workout is one of the UK's leading drama and theatre workshop providers. We deliver bespoke West End Workshops, Outreach Workshops in schools across the UK, and offering weekly classes and clubs in London schools. ...

Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops
Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, History, Elizabethans, Performing Arts, Drama

Performances and workshops delivered at school! Less fuss, less cost and (dare we say it) better quality than a trip to the theatre. "Set up so cleverly, it really sings." Daily Record. "Like Horrible Histories, but funnier!" Primary Times....

Creative Writing Superheroes
Creative Writing Superheroes

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, Performing Arts, SEN

This Drama Hut Workshop takes children on a journey of discovery into the world of storytelling. We meet our enthusiastic writer, 'Sally', as she shares her love of stories and graphic novels. How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create on...


Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time
Virtual Reality - A Trip Through Time

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon History, Greeks, English

A not to be missed opportunity to visit and experience key moments in time. This experience will allow you to either scale through key moments in time or select a key focus for your workshop to theme around....

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales
Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut Workshop, enthusiastic writer 'Sally Spade', is keen to help you discover what makes a great story! Create characters, explore how a story is structured and with the help of a well-known fairy tale, let your imaginations ignite!...

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop
CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Careers, Citizenship, Computing, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Victorian, Edwardian, Maths, PSHE, Religious Education, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Team Building, Engineering

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM...

Inspire Reading for Pleasure
Inspire Reading for Pleasure

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English

Even before the Institute of Education reported that reading for pleasure has "powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," schools were thanking us for inspiring their learners to read. Bring this empowering engagement to your school....


Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2
Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2

location icon West Midlands, London & South East, North West, Yorkshireapple icon Archaeology, English, Geography, Environmental Geography, Human Geography, History, Egyptians, Elizabethans, Greeks, Prehistory, Romans, Saxons, Tudors, Victorian, Vikings, World War, Performing Arts, Biology

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

China VR Workshop
China VR Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Ancient Civilisations, Physical Geography, 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. Bring the school trip to you! ...

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Performing Arts, English

A Roald Dahl Day is the perfect way to explore Dahl’s life and work. You can choose from two options, either a Learn and Present for 1 class or an Explore Day for up to 6 classes, depending upon how many pupils you would like us to work with and t...

Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire
Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we will lead the children on a fun exploration of ‘all things Shakespeare’, helping them to appreciate how exciting and accessible his work can be, through voice exercises, storytelling, text work and improvisation...


Cyber Attack: A code breaking challenge
Cyber Attack: A code breaking challenge

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Computing, English, Team Building, Maths

A code-breaking workshop where the students will have to overcome some encryptions and deciphering challenges to stop a cyber attack. ...

Storytelling Into Writing
Storytelling Into Writing

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English

Whether its deciding what to write or how to write, the motivation begins with the WHY – which should be purposeful, understandable, relevant, and ideally enjoyable. Storytelling provides these elements in abundance....

Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English

Covid-safe in-person performances designed to stimulate children's creativity and love of literacy, as well as for all other areas of life. ...

Preparing for Panto!
Preparing for Panto!

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Performing Arts

During this Drama Hut Workshop, let us take the children on a behind the scenes exploration of this very British tradition! Dust off your jokes, crack open the dressing up box and join us for an opportunity to laugh, create and have some festive fun!...


The Ancient Greeks
The Ancient Greeks

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon Archaeology, Art, Performing Arts, English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Greeks

Humph’s Histories is led by Steve Humpherson who has a passion for history and passing on this passion. Steve combines fun and learning through his exciting and engaging activity based workshops. Just click to see the full list of workshops offer...

Around the World VR Workshop
Around the World VR Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Geography, Physical Geography, English, 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. Enquire now with PrimeVR, the UK's no.1 VR workshop company for schools! ...

Themed planetarium experiences
Themed planetarium experiences

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Music, Science, Physics

Immersive Experiences have been creating memorable events for over a decade, by combining the magic of immersive digital technologies, science and amazing people. ...

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings

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. ...


Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire Roald Dahl
Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire Roald Dahl

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut workshop, our enthusiastic writer, 'Sally' shares her love of storytelling, using the 'Phizz-Whizzing' stories of Roald Dahl. Create the characters, bring them to life and explore what makes a 'Giganticus' story as inspiration! ...

World Book Day Workshops
World Book Day Workshops

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North Westapple icon English, Performing Arts, SEN

If you want an amazing experience for your students this World Book Day, then check out our interactive storytelling workshops. We use performance, music, drama and puppetry to bring popular children's stories to life for your students. ...

Rainforests VR Workshop
Rainforests VR Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geography, English, SEN

Learning about the rainforest? Why don't you drop your class into the middle of the Amazon Rainforest with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company for schools! Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR! ...

The Story that Connects us
The Story that Connects us

location icon London & South East, East of Englandapple icon English

The Drama Geezers exciting drama literacy project in which all children become the authors and performers for the day! They will devise, write and perform a brand new story, which is then published and printed for all to enjoy. ...


Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day

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

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...

The Big Book Show - an introduction to literary criticism for KS3 and GCSE
The Big Book Show - an introduction to literary criticism for KS3 and GCSE

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English

This workshop will help your students to appreciate and evaluate the novels they read. Using a variety of interactive drama-based exercises we provide students with some critical reading tools they can apply to any books that they read....

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day
Pirate Workshop & Wow Day

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon 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! ...

Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!
Discover Ancient Greece in the Open-Air!

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South Westapple icon Performing Arts, English, History, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, SEN

Would you like your students to explore Ancient Greece in a completely new way? Then let's take it outside and learn about Ancient Greece through one of their most important and influential cultures... theatre! ...


Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: In School Workshops
Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: In School Workshops

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Twentieth Century, World War, Citizenship, English, PSHE, Religious Education

We ask the big questions facing your students: why does hatred persist? How should we treat others? How do we think for ourselves? In a world of online hate and conspiracy, now more than never we need to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. ...

Pirates on Parade
Pirates on Parade

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Significant Individuals, Explorers, Performing Arts, English

During this Drama Hut Workshop, you will join Pirate Penny for a boat load of fun! Penny will put her new recruits to work! You’ll be scrubbing the decks, firing the cannons, hunting for treasure and lots of sea shanty singing along the way too!...

Africa VR Workshop
Africa VR Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Science, Biology, Geography, Physical Geography, English, SEN

Discover Africa with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! Travel to the Serengeti National Park and come face to face with lions, rhinos, giraffes, mongoose and elephants. Bring the magic of African wildlife into your classroom with PrimeVR! ...

India VR Workshop
India VR Workshop

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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! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment. ...


Chocolate Collective
Chocolate Collective

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Food, Geography, Physical Geography, History, Ancient Civilisations, Sustainability

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 ...

A Victorian Christmas
A Victorian Christmas

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Flora', a Victorian carol singer! She is eager to share her tales and experiences of the infamous 'Ebenezer Scrooge'! Using improvisation, song games and role play, explore what a Victorian Christmas was like!...

Open Air Shakespeare!
Open Air Shakespeare!

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South Westapple icon Performing Arts, English, History, Elizabethans, PSHE, SEN

Would you like your students to explore Shakespeare in a completely new way? Let's take it outside! Drama in the Woods take your students into your school's outdoor space to explore, design, rehearse, build and perform your play of choice! ...

The Suitcase Storyteller Workshop
The Suitcase Storyteller Workshop

location icon West Midlandsapple icon English

Join our 'Suitcase Storyteller' for a fully engaging and interactive dive into a storybook, using props, music, drama and more. This isn't your standard story reading. Children will step inside the story and become a part of the tale as it unfolds....


Pep the Poet
Pep the Poet

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotlandapple icon English, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN

Hello! I’m Pep the Poet. My mission is to ‘scatter sunshine one poem at a time.’ I deliver whole school poetry and well-being days which are fun, exciting and interactive. I’ve written and published five poetry collections for childr...

Shakespeare
Shakespeare

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, History, Tudors

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring Shakespeare or even just one of his many plays! ...

The Suitcase Story Maker Workshop
The Suitcase Story Maker Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North Westapple icon Art, English, Performing Arts

Join our 'Suitcase Storyteller' as they explain what it's like to go through the process of creating a story using drama, art and story boarding, by the end of the session children will have created their own tale and characters to match!...

Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops
Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Twentieth Century, World War, Citizenship, English, PSHE, Religious Education

We ask the big questions facing your students: why does hatred persist? How should we treat others? How do we think for ourselves? In a world of online hate and conspiracy, now more than never we need to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. ...


Magic, Witches & Wizards Workshop & Wow Day
Magic, Witches & Wizards Workshop & Wow Day

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

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

Wonders of the World VR Workshop
Wonders of the World VR Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, English, SEN

Experience the Seven New Wonders of the World with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! A great way of meeting Geography outcomes as well as inspiring some amazing creative writing! Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR! ...

World Museum - Virtual Classroom
World Museum - Virtual Classroom

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon History, Egyptians, English

World Museum's virtual classroom on mummification in ancient Egypt takes students through the various stages of the embalming process and offers a pop quiz based on the museum’s handling collection and ancient Egyptian artefacts. ...

Storytelling
Storytelling

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Christmas, English

Storytelling provides a truly enthralling, immersive, empowering experience, making it perfect for celebrations with hidden benefits for your learners. Our unique style guarantees every learner has a say in the stories told, ensuring engagement....


Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy
Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Drama

What makes Shakespeare so famous? – this is the question we explore in these two workshops. Using our fun, interactive and immersive style we introduce students to the work of the greatest entertainer of all time....

Pep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being
Pep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotlandapple icon Citizenship, English, PSHE, SEN

Pep the Poet is a tremendous advocate of raising awareness and promoting positive mental health through creative means. He does this through his writing, poems and keynote speeches....

Mount Everest VR Workshop
Mount Everest VR Workshop

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon Geography, Physical Geography, English, SEN

Are you learning about mountains? Why don’t you take your class to see Mount Everest with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company for schools! Visit base camp, the summit and the Sir Edmund Hillary Suspension Bridge with PrimeVR! ...

Wild West Workshop & WOW Day
Wild West Workshop & WOW Day

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon 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! ...


Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North Westapple icon English, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Tudors, Dance

We bring interactive history right to your school via a full range of resources including our mini-museum, replica weapons and games; all hosted by our experienced actors who bring history to life in the classroom....

Stories for the Festive Season
Stories for the Festive Season

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Performing Arts, Drama

Being told a story is a magical and awe-inspiring experience. For the festive season our award winning storyteller offers you a choice of two classic Christmas stories, 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens and 'Gawain and the Green Knight'. ...

Kings, Queens & Castles Workshop
Kings, Queens & Castles Workshop

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, South West, North Westapple icon Design Technology, English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Elizabethans, Medieval, Monarchs, Tudors

Characters, Stories, Artefacts, Games,Costumes and Coin Making. An engaging workshop discovering the lives of Kings and Queens and where they lived! What castle would you choose?...

World Book Day
World Book Day

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North West, Yorkshireapple icon English, Performing Arts

During this Drama Hut workshop, enthusiastic writer, 'Sally' shares her love of storytelling, using the 'Phizz-Whizzing' stories of Roald Dahl. Create the characters, bring them to life and explore what makes a 'Giganticus' story for world book day! ...


Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English

See the Bard's most famous love story as you never have before - inside a dome, in the middle of the action! ...

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day
Superhero Workshop & Wow Day

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

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! ...

Virtual Reality - Space
Virtual Reality - Space

location icon East Midlands, West Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North West, Yorkshire, Walesapple icon Science, Physics, English

Travel into space with this workshop. Journey through the solar system, visit different planets and experience the journey astronauts take to reach them. ...

Themed Storytelling
Themed Storytelling

location icon All UK Regionsapple icon English, Human Geography, Ancient Civilisations, Local History, Medieval

In the year that the IoE found reading for pleasure to have "a powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," our European Lifelong Learning study saw learners score 26% better in a standardised test. Bring these results to your school!...




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