Coronavirus Update

We are currently open and able to answer any questions you may have regarding our workshops.

Most of our workshops can be run successfully using social distancing.

Primary Workshops for Schools

Shadow Puppetry Workshop

With its bold shapes, vivid colour and dramatic movement, Shadow Puppetry is a highly engaging art form exploration in early childhood educational settings.  Primary Workshops for Schools will work with you to ensure your chosen subject is portrayed to maximise the learning opportunity provided.

Our Shadow Puppetry workshop includes an introduction and background to this art form, as well as an explanation of how it all works including an understanding of light sources, reflection, and shadow.  We create shadow puppets can create a show, theatre, and scenery.

Our Shadow Puppet workshops can be used to enhance your existing teaching program or add to your International Day, Arts week, Healthy Eating week, Cultural weeks (African, Indian or Chinese), Book week or Anti-bullying week.

For more information on our Shadow Puppetry Workshop, give us a call on 01536 265432 or email us on [email protected].

Workshop Performance

Workshop & Performance

Workshop Sessions:

Up to 6 sessions

During a typical day-long workshop, we start the day with an assembly and then work with up to 30 children in a session, and delivering 4 sessions, stretching to 6 if required. The workshop can then end with a performance from the children during which they can showcase their newly created puppets.

Workshop in Action

School children making shadow puppet characters out of cadrboard Children creating dragon drawing for shadow artwork Dragon shadow puppetry Children cutting out shadow puppetry on cardboard Children watching shadow puppetry they have made Children cutting out shadow puppetry on cardboard Children cutting out elephant shadow puppetry on cardboard Children cutting out shadow puppetry on cardboard Children cutting out shadow puppetry on cardboard Teacher demonstrating shadow puppetry that the children have made Dragon shadow puppetry





National Curriculum Links


  • Communication
  • Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social & Emotional
  • Understanding the World


  • Art & Design
  • Different materials
  • Design Technology
  • Range of techniques
  • Produce creative work

KS2 (3/4)

  • Light & Dark
  • Patterns
  • Shadow formation
  • Use of tools & equipment
  • Materials

KS2 (5/6)

  • Use of tools & equipment
  • Materials

Please note; EYFS taken from EYFS Framework. KS1/KS2 taken from National Curriculum Framework.

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Primary Workshops for Schools Ltd
9 Earlstrees Court
Northants, NN17 4AX

01536 265432

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