Summer Reading Challenge: Drama Workshops

Each year we create a drama workshop especially to support the Summer Reading Challenge, a national project produced by The Reading Agency, delivered in libraries, designed to inspire children to read. We visit schools and libraries across Greater London with our specifically created workshops, bringing books to life for your young readers.


Mischief Makers, 2018

Have you got what it takes to become a fully qualified Mischief-maker? If so come and enrol with the School of Pranks and put your skills to the test!

Our new workshop will bring this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme of Mischief Makers to life, through drama, storytelling, plenty of interactivity and lots of laughter. The children will enrol in the School of Pranks, where they’ll enjoy fun, mischievous and exciting activities and learn about famous mischief makers and understand how to devise a comic-book story.

Mischief-making recruits meet the Head of the School of Pranks and, having learnt the school chant, they undertake lessons in the creation of menacing characters, fiendish pranks, explosive sound effects and devising their own cartoon strip through physical theatre. At the end of their ‘studies’ they are awarded the MBE- Mischief-making Beano Experts!


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“I have seen many storytelling sessions in the library but with this session I particularly liked the way children had an active part to play. We would be more than happy to hold such an event again."

Ann Cartwright, Chiswick Library, Chiswick


One facilitator visits your library and works with up to 30 children for an hour using interactive drama activities to explore the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge theme of Mischief Makers. There will be a few props and visual aids but the focus is very much on the children exploring the topic through drama and the session is very interactive.

The session is designed to actively engage children in thinking about stories, we hope to inspire them to engage with the Summer Reading Challenge through playful interactivity. This ultimately furthers the aim of The Reading Agency and Summer Reading Challenge by allowing children to overcome the summer holiday learning dip.


This workshop is designed for 6-11 year olds and will promote the importance of reading whilst encouraging interactive comprehension skills. Each session costs £117 + VAT.

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We would love to support projects year round in your library so contact us to discuss what we could do.

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    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    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!