Take your whole class on an adventure to a magical island. This workshop focuses on imaginative play, world-creation, and speaking and listening skills.
Number of children: 10 – 35
Suitable for: KS1
Time needed: 30 mins — 1 hr
Space needed: Classroom
Equipment needed: Whiteboards, whiteboard markers, pencils, paper.
Content: ‘Second to the right,’ said Peter, ‘and then straight on till morning.’
At the centre of J. M. Barrie’s magical and beguiling Peter Pan stories is Never Never Land, where Pirates, Indians, Fairies and Crocodiles battle it out on a daily basis. In this workshop children populate, name, and inhabit their own land, starting with their secret den and adventuring outwards from there. At the end of the session the children will have had a great story told to them and also participated in extending one of the most enchanting literary worlds ever created.
‘So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!’
What participants learn:
- To help acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions of spoken language.
- To appreciate a landmark of literary heritage.
- To empower pupils to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
- To help children see speaking and listening as an art.
- To appreciate different types of speech and their various uses.
- To improvise, devise and script drama for one another.
- To rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to dramatic performances.