Large Group Drama for Primary Schools (KS1 and KS2)

Whether you are looking for a special assembly or a storytelling session for the whole key stage, our large group drama activities are designed for up to 120 children and led by one facilitator. They provide excellent value for money and allow large numbers of children to come together to learn through drama.

  • Stories from Africa
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    Storytelling KS1 & KS2. See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes dramatically unfold as your pupils come together to create animated scenes inspired by African storytelling. 

    "Pitched at just the right level for our very varied group of abilities and understanding."

    Kat Simpson, Carew Academy, Wallington

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  • Stories from Asia - Large Group
    • Greater London & Essex

    Immerse your children in the ancient world of gods, goddesses and wise gurus as they explore two tales from sacred Hindu texts. Including the story of Rama and Sita, this is the perfect accompaniment to Diwali celebrations. 

    "The children thought it was really fun and loved joining in. The session was very interactive and high energy. It complemented our International Week and helped make it a celebration."
    Clare Constant, CET Primary School, Tower Hamlets

  • Up and Down the Ages
    • Greater London & Essex

    Only suitable for KS1

    In this fast-paced journey from Ancient Greece to the present day, your KS1 children will explore five different time periods using music, dance and artefacts, meeting historical characters including Samuel Pepys, Rosa Parks and Tim Berners-Lee.

    "The year group enjoyed learning about the past through this wonderful workshop. A very interactive session, which we will be able to refer back to as it links with our ongoing work."
    Mrs Gillard, Hilldene Primary School, Essex 
  • Zeus' Games
    • Greater London & Essex

    Journey through the history of the world’s greatest sporting event. Stop off in Athens at the first games and carry the flaming torch before leaping forward to visit notable games through the ages with a final sprint finish to the present day!

    "The children were absorbed in the imaginative world created around them - a very effective session. The children felt empowered by their knowledge and could get the most out of the experience. Lots of energy - brilliant!"
    Suzanne Haigh, Cameron House School, London. 

  • Large Group Storytelling
    • Greater London & Essex

    Large Group Storytelling - Traditional Tales

    Your pupils will be drawn into three traditional tales as our storyteller plays with language, invites the children to take on a variety of roles and explores the morals of the stories presented. Choose from the following story sets: 

    •   Hans Christian Anderson's The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, and Thumbelina

    •   The Cracked Pot, The Fearsome Giant, and The Cedar Tree

    •   The Pied Piper, The Cobblestone Maker, and The Lion and the Mouse 

    "The children were totally enthralled by the storytelling and thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature of the sessions. They said, 'Can he come back again tomorrow and tell us more stories?"
    Bex Wren, West Park CofE School, West Sussex

    Large Group Festive Storytelling - Festive

    Perfect as an end-of-term treat to get you into the festive spirit. Delight pupils with magical tales from around the world. 

    "The storytelling and excitement level for the children was great! The whole adventure was multi-sensory and everyone was engaged and involved."
    Emma Burns, Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy, Birmingham

  • First World War Diaries
    • Greater London & Essex

    Based on the real-life diaries of a WW1 veteran, go on an unforgettable journey from signing up to the army to military training at Battalion Headquarters in Maidstone before embarking upon the arduous crossing to the front line in France.

    "The children were fully engaged throughout the workshop. I was very pleased that it was so active and brought a difficult subject exactly to the right level for my classes. Excellent subject knowledge imparted in an appropriate way."
    Christine Kingsland, Berrywood Primary School, Southampton 

  • Inspiring Women
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    This immersive workshop highlights significant women in history such as Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Edith Cavell, inspiring pupils with their lives and legacies. A fantastic addition to International Women’s Day celebrations! 

    "The children were engaged from the minute they entered the hall. The pace was just right as was the length of the session. Children and teachers enjoyed the workshop and learned new information as well as having things to think about when they left."
    Catherine Smith, The Granville School, Kent

  • Black History: A Celebration
    • Greater London & Essex

    Celebrate Black History Month with this specially-created large group session. As your children discover more about the abolition of slavery and the Windrush generation, they will also encounter some unsung heroes from black history.

    "Children were all involved and engaged. It was our first time experiencing a session with Freshwater. I will definitely want to book them again."
    Elizabeth Sho, John Stainer Community Primary School, Lewisham

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