World Book Day

From underwater worlds to Dickensian streets to the plays of William Shakespeare, Freshwater has enchanting workshops to bring long-loved literary worlds to life.

We offer storytelling across the whole curriculum, but our story hunts and quests are in particularly high demand around Book Day.

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March. Our workshops book up quickly for early March, so it is never too early to get in touch and make a booking. Contact us today.

Looking for storytelling for up to 120 children? Explore our Around the World sessions below.

  • Early Years Story Hunts
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    EYFS. Let our specialist Early Years facilitator lead your children on an action-packed, sensory adventure, picking up clues in order to create a magical story together.

    Explore our range of topics.

     
  • Children's Books
    • Greater London & Essex

    Reception & KS1. Explore underwater worlds, be inspired by Plop the Owl, or find out if there is really no such thing as a Gruffalo in our charming workshops for younger readers.

  • Quests through Novels
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    KS1 & KS2. Step through the wardrobe, creep down Dickensian streets or board Long John Silver's ship in our story quests, bringing scenes and locations to life. 

    • Treasure Island (London only)
  • Shakespeare
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    KS1 & KS2. Introduce your class to Shakespeare in a fun and accessible way using movement and vocalisation. Bring one of Shakespeare's Plays to life.

    Or explore the playwright's life in Stratford and London in Shakespeare's Life and Times

  • Myths and Legends
    • Greater London & Essex

    KS2. Take a trip down the Nile to meet the famous pharaoh and his queen, or step into Ancient Greece as your children decide whether King Midas' golden touch was a gift or a curse.

  • Around the World
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
       

    Large Group Storytelling - Traditional Tales

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Draw pupils into traditional tales as our storyteller plays with language, inviting children take on a variety of roles and explore the morals of the stories presented.

    Read more here. 

    Stories from Africa

    KS1 & KS2. (L, SW, WM) See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes unfold as your pupils create scenes inspired by African storytelling.

    Also available as Large Group

    Read more here. 

    Stories from Asia

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Immerse your children in the ancient world of gods, goddesses and wise gurus. Featuring the traditional Hindu story of Rama and Sita.  

    Also available as Large Group

    Read more here. 

MFL Storytelling

Our storytelling isn't just limited to the English language. Try MFL Storytelling in French, Spanish or German.

Also available for Early Years.

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    Tel: 0844 800 2870
    Email: info@freshwatertheatre.co.uk

    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!