learning objective

English & Literacy

school trips

Curriculum Subject
From Spelling and Grammar to Saxons & Shakespeare

Literacy is arguably the most important part of our National Curriculum. A good working knowledge and understanding of our first language is critical before we can really begin to explore other areas of the curriculum. A child who struggles with comprehension and communication will not understand what they are being taught in other subject areas, or will find it difficult to explain their answers. They could be naturally gifted for a subject like science, but if without good reading, writing, speaking or listening skills, they are going to be held back.

Clearly the classroom is a great place to teach basic literacy, but the benefits of a school trip, especially once they start to nurture their understanding of the history of language, should not be overlooked. The obvious destination for a school trip with a focus on English Language is the birth place of William Shakespeare; Stratford upon Avon. Also below you will also find inspiration from our other destinations which cover different periods in history, from the Anglo Saxon influence, through to the modern day. If you are looking for a school visit desination that offers high quality educational value for your English trip, you will find it here. Our trips and workshops cater for topics relating to SpaG, Stories and Folktalkes, Theatre and Film and much more.

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The London Dungeon



With an inspirational cast of actors, the London Dungeon offers an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about language, characters and stage directions!

A hands on theatrical opportunity, students won't just be immersed in script writing and performance but it will also get them thinking about lighting, sound, stage design and costume. The perilous journey begins in your classroom with our free to download lesson plans. The first hour will explore 'a horrible cast of characters' and the components of a successful villain, students will make inferences about characters based on historical context and act in role as a given character conveying thoughts, feelings and emotions. The second hour delves into frightening scenes and showdowns and the opportunity to identify with some of the features of the horror genre. On returning to the classroom the final hour lesson will recap on what makes a good script. Our exclusive education rates are...

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


Our professional actor 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, the children will be encouraged to free inhibitions and disc...

Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

North
English, Design Technology, SEN


Step into the drama of exciting telly as your students learn and experience the television production process from script to screen! ...

Emmerdale Studio Experience

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

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



All UK Regions
English, History, Performing Arts, SEN


We offer a non-stop, wow factor workshop. Our professional actors and facilitators arrive at your school with a pop-up theatre experience. They capture your pupil’s imaginations as soon as the witches appear on the heath to the bitter end of Macbeth's demise. The pupils act out the plot lin...

All Hail Macbeth

North East
English, History, Saxons, Medieval, Religious Education, SEN


Whitby Abbey is famous for its literary connection to Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’. You and your students can retrace Dracula’s path up the 199 steps to the abbey, and use the site as the perfect inspiration for your students to create their own Gothic story....

Whitby Abbey

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class around the world (in a quiz style format, using VR!). Give VR a go and see how it helps with creative writing! Following on from our workshop...

Around the World VR Quiz
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Design Technology, Geography, Computing, Art, SEN, Physical


Get your pupils out of the classroom and into the clouds for a new perspective on learning – 100 metres up in the air! Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a popular all-weather attraction which appeals to all ages. From the three observation decks at the t...

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

All UK Regions
English, Science, Physics, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils into space! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about space but we'll also provide them with an experience to ignite their imagin...

Outer Space VR Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
English, PSHE


Students have the opportunity to identify with different types of media and their purpose. Explore and critique how the media presents information and uses language to create meaning and to understand the concept of 'fake news' and why it is important. ...

Madame Tussauds London

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
English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, 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

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
Virtual Reality Day
Virtual Reality Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Science, History, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils using VR! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about their chosen topic but we'll also provide them with an experience to ignite t...

Virtual Reality Day
★★★★★

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


The children will need to read and be confident in a fast past environment and work together under pressure. Children will need to instructions during their Learning Experience if they want to complete the mini tasks that have been set out in the Aspirations Street The children will also enjoy wo...

The Early Aspiration Street

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

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


In this workshop our professional actor will take on the roles of two great explorers. Travelling back in time at first with with Christopher Columbus to 1492 on a journey across the seas where he unknowingly discovered the Americas and then Amelia Earhart who will share her passion as the first fem...

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors


Carlisle Castle is fantastic inspiration for a creative writing activity back in the classroom, or, get to grips with persuasive writing techniques with the 'Kinmont Willie: A True Story?' activity in the Teacher's Kit available on the English Heritage website....

Carlisle Castle

Midlands
English, Maths, Science, SEN


A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too. ...

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

East Midlands
English, Science, History, Tudors, SEN


Travel in time to the 1620s House and learn about upstairs-downstairs life, with food, musical instruments, games and costumes from the period. Hunt out the witch marks and explore the garden and its maze. ...

1620s House and Garden

North East
English


For many young people, their only experience of creative writing is under exam conditions. We offer the chance for both teachers and students to spend a week immersed in words, working with published authors and trained creative writing workshop facilitators to expand the imagination and enhance cre...

Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire
★★★★★

East Midlands
English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


House tour - Our expert guides will take your learners on a journey full of stories about the people and the objects that have shaped Chatsworth's 500-year history. Pupils will learn about key elements of the house, from ancient artefacts to modern art, and compare and contrast what they see to thei...

Chatsworth

Midlands
Citizenship, English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian


Workshop: Stories with a Princess Perfect for young learners! This workshop will engage and excite students, getting them to interact with each other and the story-teller. Attraction: The Princess Tower Visit Warwick Castle’s brave princess in her private tower and help her solve the riddle w...

Warwick Castle

North
English, Science, History, SEN, Food, worldwar, Prehistory, Ancient Civilisations


York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics. ...

York's Chocolate Story

China VR Workshop
China VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class to China! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about landmarks across China but we'll also provide them with an experience to ...

China VR Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century


A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster. ...

Parliament

Midlands
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Tudors, Accommodation Only


There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips, boasting a restaurant and bar. ...

YHA Stratford

All UK Regions
English, History, Egyptians, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils to Ancient Egypt! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about Ancient Egypt but we'll also provide them with an experience to ignit...

Ancient Egypt VR Workshop
★★★★★

Vikings VR Workshop
Vikings VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Vikings, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class back in time to see the Vikings! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about the Vikings but we'll also provide them with an e...

Vikings VR Workshop
★★★★★

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

London & South East
English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching! ...

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

All UK Regions
English, Science, Biology, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils through the Digestive System! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts at each stage of the Digestive System but we'll also provide th...

The Digestive System VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils inside the body to learn about the Respiratory System. Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about the Respiratory System but we'll...

The Respiratory System VR Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
English, History, Medieval, Tudors, Religious Education, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

The Charterhouse

London & South East
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Music, Art, PSHE, SEN


Kids can enjoy learning what it takes to become a roving journalist at Metro's KidZania headquarters. After being assigned their story in News, Fashion, Sport or Celebrity Affairs, it’s time for them to go out and research their report. When they return they can write up a cover story and take it ...

KidZania London

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


Our enthusiastic actor is keen to share her love of stories; How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create one? With the help of well-known and much loved writer Roald Dahl, they will take the children on a journey of discovery into the world of storytelling. During the session the children...

World Book Day

Scotland
Citizenship, English, History


At the Scottish Parliament we can offer a great selection of programmes for schools including workshops on Citizenship, Art & Design, History and much more! ...

Scottish Parliament

All UK Regions
English


Pirate Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of historical weapons, flags, sailing equipment, treasures and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, your Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and entertain your pupils ...

Pirate Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

South West
English, History, Medieval


Book a free school trip to Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and explore the ruins, the chapel and the burial vault to learn about the history of the site and the people who lived there. Enhance your learning with a hands-on workshop led by site experts. ...

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

All UK Regions
English, Greeks, Physical Education, SEN


Superhero Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of movie replicas, superhero weapons, comic books and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, Dan Tastic Education will educate and entertain your pupils for the full day, leav...

Superhero Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

Tudors VR Workshop
Tudors VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Tudors, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class onboard the Mary Rose! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about the Mary Rose but we'll also provide them with an experience...

Tudors VR Workshop
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Science, Biology, History, Design Technology, Performing Arts


Students have the opportunity to analyse the process of professional scriptwriting and to identify the features of a successful script. If booking our KS3 English workshop students will write a script in groups focusing on a specific purpose and audience and understand the importance of character bu...

The London Dungeon

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Art, Wildlife, SEN


Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages. ...

The Royal Parks

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

London & South East
English, Business, Music, PSHE, SEN


A bespoke buffet of options including coach hire, hostel and hotel accommodation, meals, theatre tickets, backstage tours, attractions and more. Specialists in London, but trips nation-wide also catered for. ...

West End Theatre Packages and Trips

All UK Regions
English, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN


Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...

Discovery Package

Midlands
English


For many young people, their only experience of creative writing is under exam conditions. We offer the chance for both teachers and students to spend a week immersed in words, working with published authors and trained creative writing workshop facilitators to expand the imagination and enhance cre...

Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire
★★★★★
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
★★★★★

North
English, History, Prehistory, Art


Reading is at the core of everything we do and imaginations will be sparked through reading aloud and book talk via our model of Shared Reading, encouraging discussion and kind listening. We also story-build together, collaborating with the children to create their own wonderful narratives inspired ...

The Great Story Adventure

London & South East
English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Medieval


Many areas of the resort can act as inspiration for story writing on a wide range of topics as well as encouraging the use of descriptive language. For older students a day at the resort provides a perfect starting point for writing chronological reports and producing presentations. ...

Humanities

North
English, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Art, SEN


Situated less than a mile from Beeston Castle and within very private grounds this cosy and familiar centre lends itself to being used by primary groups. It offers opportunities for a variety of studies within the immediate environment. ...

Conway Centres Beeston

London & South East
Citizenship, English, Science, History


Curriculum Travel specialises in primary & middle school tours. London is a vast metropolis of exciting sights and visits which will stimulate young minds. Whatever your learning needs are we will help you to achieve them. ...

London for Primary & Middle schools

East Midlands
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Twentieth Century, Wildlife, SEN


We put the fun into learning. This is at the heart of everything we do here at Drayton Manor's Education Centre. Take part in physics experiments, animal dissection or even studying the behaviour of dinosaurs. Drayton has something for every school. ...

Drayton Manor Zoo

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

Scotland
English, History, Romans, Medieval, Industrial, SEN


Take your students on a school trip to Edinburgh, streets that inspired the wizarding world, enchanting castles and rich history, a hub for creativity and culture and an incredibly unique cityscape pairing traditional elements with a modern twist. ...

Edinburgh

All UK Regions
English, Medieval, Tudors


Fairy Tale Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of fairy tale artifacts, magical items, mystical relics, famous treasures and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, our Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and ente...

Fairy Tales Workshop & Wow Day
★★★★★

The Deep
The Deep
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Performing Arts, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The Deep aquarium has over 5000 animals including sharks, penguins and turtles. The subsidised package includes time in the exhibition, a reserved lunch space, secure bag storage, on-site parking and a choice of over 50 workshops and presentations. ...

The Deep
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Performing Arts


Experience a fictional world first hand in the magical, immersive world of Shrek’s Adventure! London. Your pupils will become the central characters in a live fairy tale adventure, meet well known characters up-close, speak to them and change their...

Shrek's Adventure! London

East of England
English, Maths, Business, Computing


The Reach Cambridge English Literature & Creative Writing course introduces students to subjects beyond the scope of their current school courses, thereby offering them a flavour of English Literature at university level. Students will study drama, poetry and prose, and explore different literary mo...

Reach Hall Residential

All UK Regions
English


Your 'real cowboy' will use an exciting display of movie replicas, cowboy weapons and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, Dan Tastic Education will educate and entertain your pupils for the full day, leaving the children with a wider un...

Wild West Workshop & WOW Day

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

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


The children will need to read and be confident in a fast past environment and work together under pressure. Children will need to read questions and clues during their Escape Room Experience if they want to have a good change of beating the Puzzle Tomb We also include an interactive 60-minute m...

The Puzzle Tomb Escape Rooms

South West
English, History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors


Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude....

Tintagel Castle

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


During this workshop, our professional actor takes on the role of an enthusiastic amateur writer, Sally Spade, who is keen to share her love of stories; How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create one? With the help of the well-known fairy tale Cinderella, Sally takes the children on a jo...

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Environmental Geography, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils around the world to learn about the impacts of climate change! Not only will we provide your class with astonishing facts about climate change but we...

Climate Change 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, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class to the Americas! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about the Americas but we'll also provide them with an experience to ign...

The Americas VR Workshop
★★★★★

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


The children will need to read questions and clues during their Superhero Academy Experience if they want to have a good change of beating the evil DR OCTIPOX We also include an interactive 60-minute mini classroom based “Learn” workshop during the day of your Learning Experience so you and ...

The Superhero Academy

Romans VR Workshop
Romans VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Romans, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class back in time to Ancient Rome. Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about Ancient Rome but we'll also provide them with an expe...

Romans VR Workshop
★★★★★

North
Citizenship, English, History, worldwar, Music, PSHE, SEN


Our 'Shakespeare the Grandfather of Hip-Hop' workshop explores how the works of Shakespeare are contextual to the time. We delve into the language used and shared between Shakespeare and Rap, its relationship with storytelling and poetry, with the aim of making Shakespeare relevant and getting your ...

The History of British Music

South West
English, Maths, History, Industrial, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Design Technology, Careers


We offer a variety of tours and workshops for KS1 through to A-Level. We cover a range of topics from the history of Brunel to construction and maintenance of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. ...

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Midlands
Citizenship, English, Religious Education, Art, PSHE


Winter is a special time at Edgmond Hall. "A Countryside Christmas" is an exciting, active day designed to provide a magical & enjoyable Christmas experience for children and staff. ...

A Countryside Christmas

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


Arty-Fact Theatre comes to you and takes the stress out of organizing a trip. Our productions are performed in your school hall, with lights, scenery, costumes & music. The shows usually last an hour in duration and have been written with the school audience in mind. Touring in 2020: Best ...

Arty-Fact Theatre

London & South East
English, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Languages, PSHE, SEN


English Leterature and Drama often go hand-in-hand in many schools, and over 2500 English students participate in our workshops each year! Shakespeare never wrote a word to be studied, he wrote to be performed, so a drama workshop will help students visualise and connect physically with themes, char...

Theatre Workout Education
Stone Age VR Workshop
Stone Age VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Prehistory, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class to the Stone Age! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about life during the Stone Age but we'll also provide them with an exp...

Stone Age VR Workshop
★★★★★

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

South West
English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


We understand how important it is for students to recognise structure and planning. The schedule for the week is publicly available in central meeting spaces and uses Makaton to assist anyone with a learning disability or with broken communication. Creative writing is encouraged in the form of dia...

Calvert Trust Exmoor

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

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing, Biology


The first session involves a science focused workshop discussing the evolution of science and why it so important to ask the question ‘why’. This is an interactive workshop, with ‘Jam’ our 4 metre dinosaur, that is designed to get children of all ages thinking scientifically. The workshop...

Creative Writing

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

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century


A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
★★★★★

North
English, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


Our STORYTALES workshop is designed for Early Years learning. It works on developing children’s language and literacy skills, such as expressing thoughts, ideas, and opinions, having conversations with others, and understanding narrative structure and elements. Children work in teams to create a ...

Legoland Discovery Centre

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

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


Our Green Screen Workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encouraging children to verbally discuss ideas that transfer into writing, using our green screen to ignite their imaginations. This is differentiated from EYFS to Year 6. All of the content in this workshop is directly linked to writing,...

Green Screen

London & South East
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art


A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

London & South East
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,


Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom

London & South East
English, Science, History, worldwar, SEN


Adaptable Travel tailor make fantastic overnight school trips to London for groups based elsewhere in the UK. London is a world-class city that offers a huge range of attractions and educational visits that make it a superb choice for your next trip....

London Tour - Adaptable Travel

London & South East
English, History, Religious Education, Medieval, SEN


Be transported back in time! Explore the sights, sounds and smells of 14th century England in this unique, immersive experience. Meet our costumed guides, walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and revel in the recreated medieval scenes as five colourfu...

Canterbury Tales

Midlands
English, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals. ...

Stratford upon Avon

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

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


In this workshop our professional actor will take on the role of enthusiastic writer, Sally Spade, who is keen to share her love of his stories; With the help of the well-known and much loved writer Roald Dahl, she takes the children on a journey of discovery of storytelling with this highly interac...

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

All UK Regions
English, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils to see the Seven New Wonders of the World! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about the Seven Wonders but we'll also provide the...

Wonders of the World VR Workshop
★★★★★

Stonehenge
Stonehenge
★★★★★

South West
English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Tudors, worldwar


The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe. ...

Stonehenge
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Computing


At Teach Rex we use current Ofsted guidelines, the curriculum and our experience in teaching to create the optimal environment for learning. Our workshops are designed for children of all abilities and are differentiated from Nursery up to Year 6. workshop focuses on expanding vocabulary and encoura...

Science

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


During this workshop our professional actor will share their love of stories and in particular graphic novels. How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create one? With the help of some well-known Superheroes, they will take the children on a journey of discovery into the world of storytelli...

Creative Writing Superheroes

All UK Regions
English, Performing Arts, Dance


During the course of the workshop day, our drama facilitator will guide your class through exploration of key characters to gain an understanding of their thoughts, motives and feeling through this classic tale. Storytelling and imagination are key, and provide a great baseline to carry on learning ...

The Jungle Book

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


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils into the rainforest! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about the rainforest but we'll also provide them with an experience to i...

Rainforests VR Workshop
★★★★★

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, 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

London & South East
English, History, Art, Medieval, Victorian


Take a costumed guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000-year history! ...

Oxford Castle and Prison

Underwater VR Workshop
Underwater VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Biology, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils underwater! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about animals under the sea but we'll also provide them with an experience to ign...

Underwater VR Workshop
★★★★★

South West
English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Reading, writing and the spoken word are woven into all programmes so that the young people are learning without realising. Specific activities include collecting items from the natural environment as inspiration; story telling around the campfire; ‘word hunts’ to build sentences and stories; te...

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

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
Animals VR Workshop
Animals VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science, Biology, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils around the world to see a range of different animals! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about each of the animals and their hab...

Animals VR Workshop
★★★★★

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

Midlands
English, History, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination. Wander through the historical pages of William Shakespeare's ...

Stratford Overnight School Tour

London & South East
English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only


A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study. ...

YHA London Thameside

East of England
English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Victorian, Design Technology, Art, Wildlife


Children are sure to be inspired after experiencing the sights and sounds of travelling through tunnels on a train ride at Audley End Miniature Railway. With the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills, children will produce their own Victorian Tunnel Books and Calligram Poetry. ...

Educational Day visits

WW1 VR Workshop
WW1 VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, worldwar, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils into WW1 trenches! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about what life was like inside the trenches but we'll also provide them w...

WW1 VR Workshop
★★★★★

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

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


Plays were never written to be performed. Novels are often adapted for the stage. Our workshops give students a greater understanding of characters, their stories and more through practical techniques which bring the text to life. Shakespeare workshops in particular are very popular options for Engl...

West End Workshops

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

Midlands
English, History, Saxons, Vikings, Bushcraft, SEN


We make history fun, engaging and informative by using hands-on outdoor activities, reconstructed artifacts and costumes to provide an immersive experience of the Vikings! ...

The Vikings

Midlands
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Design Technology, Art, SEN


Covering Year 1-11. The MAD Museum is a very visual place. Learners are encouraged to see how an exhibit is functioning and then to use persuasive writing techniques to describe what they see and how it works. We offer activity packs for learners to complete in the museum, they contain questions a...

The MAD Museum

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class to different locations across Africa! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about these locations but we'll also provide them w...

Discover Africa VR Workshop
★★★★★
Volcanoes VR Workshop
Volcanoes VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils to see different volcanoes around the world! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about volcanoes but we'll also provide them with...

Volcanoes VR Workshop
★★★★★

North
English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art


Story writing: A marvellous opportunity for children to write an account of their trip, including the journey to and from Leighton which teachers use as a project for a factual story on return to school. Fairy Tales: Trips to Leighton are also used to encourage children to imagine and write a...

Day Visits

South West
English


For many young people, their only experience of creative writing is under exam conditions. We offer the chance for both teachers and students to spend a week immersed in words, working with published authors and trained creative writing workshop facilitators to expand the imagination and enhance cre...

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art


Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

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

History VR Day
History VR Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils through different periods of history! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about their current history topic but we'll also provid...

History VR Day
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Science, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Performing Arts, Art, SEN


Leeds Castle offers a variety of workshops covering English. They include The Swan Princess (KS1) a unique to Leeds Castle story that the children act out while education leaders tell the story. Sybil the Cygnet (KS1) is a unique blend of literacy and science combined to produce the story of Sybil. ...

Leeds Castle

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


We provide workshops that require children to engage in writing tasks through Minecraft. Children use Minecraft to explore a world, meet characters and use their interactions to write in a variety of genres. These sessions can be tailored to your topics or books....

Minecraft Education
Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, History, Ancient Civilisations, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils to Chichen-Itza in Mexico! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about Chichen-Itza and the Mayan civilisation but we'll also provi...

Mayans VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class to the Polar Regions! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about Antarctica and the Arctic but we'll also provide them with an...

Polar Regions VR Workshop
★★★★★
Mountains VR Workshop
Mountains VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Geography, Physical Geography, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting pupils to various famous mountains around the world! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about these mountains but we'll also provide th...

Mountains 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
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Music, PSHE, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


In addition to the opportunities for speaking and listening throughout the visit, the Online Curriculum offers a wide range of original reading, writing, and speaking & listening activities, many of which are linked to other areas of the interdisciplinary curriculum (e.g. maths, biology or PSHE). Ac...

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

Science VR Day
Science VR Day
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, Science


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by using VR to help children learn all about science. Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about each topic but we'll also provide them with an experience to ignit...

Science VR Day
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, History, Geography, Performing Arts, Religious Education


London offers a wide & distinct range of educational visits that will help to expand your students' knowledge. We provide Study Tours across several subjects that are directly relevant to the Curriculum. ...

London Trips

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

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


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 wil...

A Victorian Christmas

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


The children will need to read and be confident in a fast past environment and work together under pressure. Children will need to read questions and clues during their Escape Room Experience if they want to have a good change of beating all of the rooms in time We also include an interactive 60...

The Stone Age Time Travel Escape Rooms

East Midlands
English, Science, History, Romans, Medieval, Tudors, SEN


Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England. ...

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
India VR Workshop
India VR Workshop
★★★★★

All UK Regions
English, SEN


At PrimeVR, we understand how difficult it can be to inspire children with their writing. We aim to create excitement by virtually transporting your class to India! Not only will we provide your class with exciting facts about India and its landmarks but we'll also provide them with an experience to...

India VR Workshop
★★★★★
A Mind Apart
A Mind Apart
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, PSHE, SEN


Workshops - Tailored creative and practical workshops to suit all education environments Footsteps - Is a 6 week program that works creatively with a small group of students to help them build confidence, self esteem and resilience. ...

A Mind Apart
★★★★★

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


Enhancing Active Learning with Drama Workshops
Spring Term 2019 Workshops

Active learning is a great way for students to engage with a specific topic, how does The Drama Hut make sure their workshops deliver this?

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Social and emotional wellbeing through storytelling
Spring Term 2019 Day Trips

Learn how a school trip to Shrek's Adventure! can support communication, imagination and social development.

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25 years of delivering workshops into schools
Spring Term 2019 Workshops

Theatre Workshops tell us how delivering workshops into schools has changed over the past 25 yeas.

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Creative Writing for School Groups
Spring Term 2020 Residential

Arvon are passionate about working with schools to create residential creative writing courses.

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