The workshops

Interactive story reading workshops for KS1 english and geography education

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We offer educational workshops to schools and groups to further education and a love of reading. 

Our "Uh-oh!" Said workshops are based on the KS1 English and Geography national curriculum, but can also be tailored to suit KS2 groups. 

Our debut "Uh-oh!" said Flo plastic pollution workshop was held as part of the 2019 Storytale Festival. Our event was over subscribed and received fantastic response and engagement.

We mainly offer in person workshops but have and can offer virtual sessions for those out of our local radius or who require online options. 

Our online sessions can be run as part of a larger event, as a private session for a group or a public virtual event. 

We have hosted online fundays with over 200 attending responses, run sessions for other educational small businesses such as Eco Action Families, and were featured in the 2020 Big Book Weekend with the BBC and Arts Council England. 

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"Uh-oh!" said Flo Workshop

Educational session on plastic pollution for KS1 & KS2

The "Uh-oh!" said Flo workshop is an interactive story reading session with activity pauses to develop educational aspects based on the England KS2 English and Geography curriculum, for schools, groups and events.

The session comes with 12 worksheets to be used during the workshop and for extended classroom or homework learning, a video to further evaluate the plastic pollution issue, 5 alphabet animal posters, a learning evaluation activity to be completed post workshop and a certificate for each child. 

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Focusing on the key English curriculum point of developing  'strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment', the session focuses on making reading and comprehension fun and engaging. Combining reading for pleasure and information, our workshop works on the skills of listening, discussing and justifying answers, while the extended vocabulary used in the book will also challenge new vocabulary.

We also touch upon the key aims of the Geography curriculum for KS1 and KS2, 'developing knowledge of the world’s significant places on land, and under the sea', as we look at the animals and habitats found under the sea. Utilising our journey map, which illustrates where Flo travels on her journey across the sea we can discuss places, environments and the climate impact of our actions under the sea. 

"Uh-oh!" said Snuffles Workshop

Educational session on biodiversity and English wildlife For KS1 & KS2

The "Uh-oh!" said Snuffles workshop is also an interactive story reading session with activity pauses to develop educational aspects based on the England KS2 English and Geography curriculum, for schools, groups and events.

The session comes with 12 worksheets to be used during the workshop and for extended classroom or homework learning, a video to further evaluate the local environmental issues such as habitat loss, 5 alphabet animal posters, a learning evaluation activity to be completed post workshop and a certificate for each child. 

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Focusing on the key English curriculum point of developing  'strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment', the session focuses on making reading and comprehension fun and engaging. Combining reading for pleasure and information, our workshop works on the skills of listening, discussing and justifying answers, while the extended vocabulary used in the book will also challenge new vocabulary.

We also work closely to the eco Green Flag requirements in this workshop, looking at the implications of wild gardens, local British eco system including bugs, pond life and other local animals. The workshop covers key discussion points about loss of habitat, human impact, biodiversity in England, re-introduction of species and encourages positive outdoor activity.

Craft, Illustrator and Author sessions

Creative workshops to inspire and educate for all age groups

We offer a range of creative workshop sessions based on the needs and requirements of the group. 

The most common sessions we offer are: 

Meet an Illustrator: How to illustrate a children's book!

Discussing how we illustrate, how we got into the role and some of the key techniques used to create a children's book. Followed by a creative session to create your own children's illustrations.

 

Meet an Author: How to write a book! 

Discussing how to write a book, the journey to becoming an author and the top tips. Followed by a creative session plotting and writing your own children's story. 

 

Craft Sessions

We have a range of craft sessions for animal based activities or nature crafts. Our craft sessions can be tailored to suit your current topic and themed for the right education points. With each craft session we also bring in facts, education and discussion to make every session an interactive, creative learning experience. 

Each of our creative sessions is tailored to your requested age range with activities made suitable from 3 years to adult. 

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The Ts, Cs and Details...

Workshop Fees

Our workshop fees include all of the worksheets and resources for during and post workshop. Our fee also includes travel within our allocated radius.

Uh-Oh Workshops:

A full day workshop is charged at £250 

A half day workshop is charged at £125

Creative Workshops: 

A full day workshop starts from £300 

A half day workshop starts from £175

Creative workshops may be quoted individually based on the requirements and workshop type due to the additional resources and materials required. We always try to keep our sessions as cost effective as possible.

Workshop Times

Full day workshops are classed from 9am-3pm with an hour lunch break. 

Half day workshops are classed as 2 hours either in the morning or afternoon.

 

Both full day and half day workshops can be allocated to one group or multiple sessions. We can tailor our workshops to cover more detail for longer sessions or simplify with more activities used for post workshop tasks for shorter sessions. The minimum time needed per session is 1 hour (I.E a half day can consist of 1 or 2 sessions).

In Person Events 

Both Rachel and Sam offer in person workshops. Our workshop fees cover a radius of 20 miles travel from either: 

Bristol: 20 miles radius from Redfield, Bristol 

Bedfordshire: 20 miles radius from Sandy, Bedfordshire

 

We are happy to travel for events outside of this radius, travel will be charged in addition at £25 per hour to cover time and additional costs of travel. 

 Any location in excess of 100 miles will also be subject to accommodation fees. 

Virtual Events

 

For those outside of our location radius you may wish to host an online session instead. 

We can offer both full day and half day sessions virtually. You will still receive your worksheets and other resources for attendees. 

A full day is £220 

A half day is £95 

We can work with any chosen virtual service. Unless provided access to your selected video conference software our sessions will be hosted in Zoom in a closed, password and waiting room protected call. 

Bespoke Workshops 

We also offer bespoke, tailored workshops for your needs around the eco, nature and creativity topics we offer. If you would like a workshop tailored to your theme, requirements or educational aim we would be happy to discuss your ideas.

Buying the Books

For any schools or organisations choosing to purchase the book after a workshop, we also provide a copy of the relevant lesson plan. This is a full lesson plan for using the book based on the English curriculum containing the reading, writing and spoken language aims, key vocabulary, success criteria and inclusion strategies.

If you are a teacher who has already purchased the book prior to booking a workshop, when booking your session please let us know your book order details and we can provide you the relevant lesson plan. 

For all other questions, queries and information please get in touch. We can't wait to speak to you about your educational workshop!