International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is on September 8th! Initiated worldwide by UNESCO and first celebrated in 1967 - this is a day when you can champion reading in all its forms. At Freshwater, we love a good story, lots of our workshops are a great way to launch a writing exercise, or increase understanding in a literacy topic.

Specifically tailored for primary schools, both key stages, our Shakespeare and Stories workshops are some of our longest running and best sessions. Our facilitators are experts in engaging KS1 and KS2 classes, your children's confidence and comprehension is bound to improve after one of our Workshops. 

Freshwater has several Shakespeare Workshops about specific plays for KS2 groups and a more general knowledge-based session for KS1.

Choose a workshop below then enquire now!


Shakespeare Workshop for Key Stage One:

Shakespeare's Life and Times

Follow our facilitator through time as they appear in role as the magical ‘spirit’ Ariel from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Keeping your children engaged for a whole hour, using a multitude of interactive drama activities this workshop will allow the children to explore Shakespeare’s life and times. They will find out all about numerous Shakespeare plays and characters, as well as discovering more about the man behind the quill and recreating Shakespeare’s Globe theatre for themselves. 

(Also available for KS2 if you would like a broader overview.)


Shakespeare Workshops for Key Stage Two:

All of our KS2 Shakespeare Workshops are linked to specific plays. They use engaging drama games and discussion to enable children to learn interactively about one of the many masterpieces Shakespeare produced. All you have to do is decide if you prefer comedy or tragedy? Play specific workshops we have available are:

• A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Macbeth
• Hamlet
• Romeo and Juliet
• The Merchant of Venice
• The Tempest 
• Twelfth Night 


Story Workshops:

• Isis and Osiris (KS2)

• King Midas (KS2)

• Quest for Oliver Twist (KS2)

• Quest for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (KS2)

• Quest for Treasure Island (KS2)

• A Caribbean Story (KS1)

• Stories from Africa (KS1 or KS2)

• Stories from Asia (KS1 or KS2)

• The Prince and the Pauper (KS1 or KS2)

• Large Group Storytelling (KS1 or KS2)

• The Rainbow Fish (KS1)

• The Gruffalo (KS1)

• The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (KS1)


Book now to experience the poetry and drama of history's greatest playwright or create some drama alongside your favourite story!

Book now for Autumn Term?

International Literacy Day is on our radar - but what is important in your school year?

The Great Fire of London anniversary kicks off the Autumn Term - book our workshop to start your topic?

Black History Month throughout October is ideal to learn from our session Black History: A Celebration.

Get in touch to let us know your needs!

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    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!