Given the public health situation, we have spent some time creating digital versions of our most popular character-led programme; allowing teachers to deliver it themselves, without us ever needing to set foot in your school. It comes complete with full instructions for teachers, opening and closing films, “flagship” activities for each year group from Reception to Year 6 / P1 - P7 and supporting and thematic literacy resources. If all the activities are used, each package offers more than two hours of activity for every class in the school, so they represent amazing value for money! If you would prefer a live streamed workshops during Book Week then Bookman is available to deliver half or full day workshops - get in touch for more details.
We will also be delivering our popular "Streaming Shakespeare" and Poetry Live streamed workshops during both World Book Day week and Shakespeare Week! details below.
Bookman and the World of Stories - Digital Pack or Live Streamed Workshop Options available
Bryan Bukman is a contented librarian who, with the help of his friend Betty, can transform himself into homemade superhero Bookman – with the power to bring stories to life! Unfortunately, though, there’s just one blot on the landscape … The village grump, hates anything that sparks people’s imaginations – and that includes books! He’s managed to wipe Bookman’s memory clean of all the stories he knew and loved – which is causing no end of trouble. Bookman needs the children to help him begin rebuilding his memory … and regain his superpower!
Given the extraordinary circumstances in which we’re all living, our Shakespeare Week programmes will this year also be available as live, streamed workshops, making sure that pupils can still learn about and enjoy Shakespeare’s plays – even in this “winter of discontent”! Offering a uniquely “actor’s eye view”, the approaches adopted in Streaming Shakespeare work with any of the texts, exploring a play’s backstory, key themes and principal players – and introducing pupils to a framework and technique for writing poems about their favourite characters! And, for extra flexibility, workshops can be streamed into classrooms and/or pupils’ homes!
"The children absolutely adored every minute and you have truly inspired them to love Shakespeare! The final assembly was fabulous and we've had such lovely comments from the parents and staff. It blew me away what the children accomplished in a day and a half. You are an inspiration! St Joseph's Catholic Primary
Poetry Live - Join one of our team for live workshops, beamed straight to the classroom!
These workshops last up to an hour at a time – and, as they can lead to poems on any subject of your choice, they provide a fantastic way of linking poetry to other areas of the curriculum! After being introduced to one of our favourite poems and the subject of theirs, pupils will be guided through a drama activity designed to support them in developing their ideas. Experimenting with rhyme, rhythm and pace, they’ll then get the opportunity to write and perform their own verses. Younger children will contribute to some collaborative poetry – with older pupils composing their own Character Clerihews! And, for extra flexibility, workshops can be streamed into classrooms and/or pupils’ homes!
“I wanted to email to thank you for today's inspiring (streamed) workshops. The pupils were all fully engaged through your scientific knowledge and your inclusive poetry collaboration which was both fun and successful. This term I run a poetry club for Year 5 and in today's session we used a random object generator to choose a subject about which to write a clerihew to follow up from your workshop."
“Thank you so much for the fabulous workshop this morning. The children really engaged with it and seemed keen to share their ideas with you. It’s given us all lots of food for thought!” Clifton High School
Find out more and get in touch with us on 0151 708 8886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we look forward to hearing from you!
"Each class thoroughly enjoyed the poetry workshops and enjoyed taking an active role in order to create their ideas. Using drama to create an orchestra of sounds for our soundscape poems was fantastic to see and I know that we plan to use this strategy with the children again! Thank you for inspiring the children, so they could create such wonderful ideas!" Amy Wynn, Windsor CP School