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.
World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind. Not only is it a celebration of reading, but it’s also a celebration of books, authors and illustrators worldwide. At Primary Workshops we understand the importance of the pleasure of books and reading in schools so, in addition to our storytelling workshop, we offer a dance workshop that brings children’s favourite authors to life.
This is a fantastic way for children to remember World Book Day as not only does it mark World Book Day, it fires up the children’s imagination which is especially effective for the children who are less keen on reading for pleasure. We encourage children to dress up in their favourite character’s costume to make this workshop an even more colourful and memorable experience.
Our ‘World Book Day’ dance workshop links perfectly with World Book Day
Up to 8 sessions
Let our talented dance choreographer transport the children into character and make World Book Day a more active one this year. We can deliver up to 8 dance sessions throughout the school day and cater for a single class or multiple classes, so whatever your requirements, we can create a workshop to suit. The children can then have an opportunity to perform a routine at the end of the day.
Please note; EYFS taken from EYFS Framework. KS1/KS2 taken from National Curriculum Framework.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday’s workshop. It was brilliant! The children were engaged throughout and really enjoyed their day. In fact, a lot of the children really thrived! It was lovely to see. The facilitator was fantastic with the children. The children were so enthused and hung on his every word. The children learnt a lot about sustainable living and hit quite a few of their music targets too! We are really keen to make this a yearly workshop. Thank you again for such a wonderful day.
I wanted to say thank you for such an amazing experience. The children were energised, engaged and so happy! They loved having the dances modelled, the stories explained and copying the moves during the workshop. The boys, who I thought might have been a little reluctant to participate, really threw themselves into it. I think this was partly down to the leader being male and so positive and motivating – he really was fab! The show at the end of the day just made us smile. You could see the sense of achievement on the faces of all those performing, and despite a few reservations about performing in front of the school, they did it! And they did it brilliantly! Your leader even got the audience involved at the end.
Just a quick email to commend your facilitator on the workshop today. It was excellent, she was great with the children and they all enjoyed it. It was an amazing day and will recommend to others.
I want to say a huge thank you to you and your facilitators for such a great workshop. The children all thoroughly enjoyed it and I had rave reviews from the adults too.
Every dance workshop we have had has been fantastic. Even the boys enjoyed theymselves which can be difficult, especially for the older ones. Staff are very complimentary as well so a big thank you!!
Just wanted to pass on our thanks to your facilitators who ran our Lion workshop. We had amazing feedback and we are looking forward to working with you guys in the future!
I wanted to email and say how fantastic our workshop was. The children were so engaged, and he pitched it perfectly for all fur classes. The children loved it and it was the perfect ending to our Africa topic.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for such a wonderful and hands on experience. Both my class and the older children thoroughly enjoyed their workshop, and the facilitator made it so much fun and interactive.
I just wanted to send an email of thanks to you and Nadia for the organising of the Chinese Dance Workshop. It was absolutely amazing and has been the talk of Pre Prep from children to teachers and even parents. The children had a wonderful time, they were transfixed by your artist and the dancing/props. Unfortunately I wasn’t there on the day but this feedback was from my Assistant Head who saw lots of the groups. A very special thanks to you al – from what I’ve heard from many staff, the day was fantastic! Once again, thank you for the fantastic workshop.
I would just like to say what an amazing day we had yesterday doing the Chinese Dragon workshop. The facilitator was just fantastic and engaged all the children from start to finish. I hope she had a fun day too and we look forward to booking again.
I just wanted to write and say a massive thank-you to your facilitator. He was a colossal hit with everyone (adults and children) and managed to gauge the children perfectly. The length of the show at the start was ideal and the children loved participating with the facilitator helping them where necessary.
I wonder if you could pass on a huge thank you to the facilitator for a fantastic day today! The children absolutely loved their drumming experience and I was amazed at how quickly they were able to pick up on the drumming techniques with his instruction! I know that the children will look back very fondly on their day, so many thanks again.
Please convey my sincere thanks for today’s drumming workshop. Our children really enjoyed the opportunity to make music with the facilitator and it was wonderful to watch them develop their skills over the course of the workshops.
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you for a super Indian Dance workshop yesterday. She pitched it just right for all the different ages and really inspired the children.
The workshop was excellent. It was appropriately paced, highly engaging and hugely enjoyable. Teaching staff were quick to feedback how successful each workshop had been and how much the children enjoyed it. Some feedback from children included “amazing” and “unlike anything I had ever done before”. Hugely impressed with the workshop leader: he was approachable, energetic and engaging.
We really enjoyed the sessions today. The children absolutely LOVED it. The dancer was great – please pass on my thanks!
I just wanted to say what a great day we’ve had! The facilitator was friendly and very knowledgeable. I was running my own workshops in the hall so didn’t see much myself, but have had fantastic feedback from other staff and pupils. The facilitator brought a range of items for children to play which linked to our topic perfectly and the whole day went brilliantly.
The children really enjoyed the drumming. They listened brilliantly as he was very engaging. The children enjoyed the immersive hands on experience and were in awe of how talented he was they really had fun. The children were so engaged and having fun! Lovely range of singing and playing. The children were absolutely buzzing and inspired.
The facilitator was very friendly and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it. He included all children especially our SEN children.
The children had a highly engaging and eventful day. They were enthusiastic and enjoyed working on new skills.
It was literally perfect! It was a fabulous opportunity for our children. They were so engaged and really enjoyed the experience!
The facilitator always delivers a fantastic workshops for all ages. I have no comments for improvements. She is a talented dancer and communicator. The children absolutely love your workshops.
The workshop was fantastic and the facilitator is a credit to yourselves. It was a fantastic workshop, appropriate for all ages. Fun and engaging for all (including the adults) and the performance at the end of was a no-pressure dance which was great for all participants and the audience.
The children and adults absolutely loved the workshops. Everyone had great fun and the final performances were wonderful to watch. It was brilliant!
It was a super day. The children really enjoyed doing the Maypole dancing which was not something most of them have experienced before. The facilitator was friendly, patient and very hardworking. Thanks for a great workshop!
The workshop was absolutely perfect. Everything we needed from the workshop was delivered in such a fab way. Really enjoyable and perfect. The facilitator was so down to Earth and make the workshops fun, exciting and engaging for our children, including some of our more challenging children. Everyone was praising the workshops and saying how amazing the facilitator was with the children. They learned so many skills and had a lot of un. It was a brilliant way to start our topic.
Our workshop was engaging with outstanding results
Very exciting day for all the pupils from Reception to Year 3. They were highly motivated and engaged with the Bollywood dancing and beats! The facilitator enthused all our pupils of all ability groups – this was fabulous to see. What an entertaining day and a super way to celebrate the coming of Diwali! Thank you for an amazing day – there was definitely a positive “Bollywood Buzz” around school for all staff and pupils who worked with the facilitator today.
The workshop was amazing. We were absolutely thrilled with the morning and wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was truly magical. The children and staff loved everything. We loved the way that every child was involved and that they not only had plenty of time to learn new skills but they also performed their skills to their friends at the end. It was truly magical and a wonderful experience for all involved.
The workshop was hands-on, age appropriate and fast paced so even the youngest children were engaged from the offset.
Very professionally run, with excellent facilitators who engaged perfectly with a variety of different age groups.
The facilitator was excellent. He differentiated the workshops for the age of the children. Everyone had a great day.
Thank you very much for delivering a superb workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The workshop was fantastic. The children and staff really enjoyed the workshop and we feel it does not need to improve in any way. It was wonderful how it was slowly built and developed. It had links to what is currently being taught in class (Rama and Sita) and also linked to many other curriculum topics. The person visiting us captured the children’s interests well.
Every child had the opportunity to participate in the workshops as there were enough drums for every child. The children were engaged throughout the workshops and learned so many facts, as the instructor was very knowledgeable! It’s a learning experience which the children will never forget about.
From start to finish, the facilitator kept the children engaged and eager to see what would happen next. He created great anticipation.
I would just like to say how much we have enjoyed having you with us for the last 2 days. It has been wonderful. Every member of staff that has been part of the workshops have said how wonderful the facilitator was with the children and how engaged the children were. Even our more reluctant learners were having the best time during the workshops. You were just fabulous with the children and the staff so amenable to changes out of our control! I have never had a workshop for the whole school where every class from Early Years to Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the experience and didn’t want it to end. My class were so cross when they found out you were in again today but they couldn’t go! Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to everyone involved. We will definitely be booking again.
The children really enjoyed the dances, even the boys! The end performance was full of energy and showed how much they had learnt.
The facilitator was excellent wit the children and they really enjoyed the sessions.
The facilitator was very professional and engaged all the children. She got them all dancing straight away. They came out of the session with new dance moves and were able to perform to each other at the end of the day which was a joy to see after being in their class bubbles for so long.
The facilitator is an excellent teacher and provided the children with a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and produce some excellent work. Their confidence grew hugely and they all had a great time.
Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you guys for providing a very suitable yoga workshops here yesterday morning. The children absolutely loved it and said they’d love to do this regularly! We would love to have you back!
Just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of our school for such a wonderful workshop! The children had a fantastic time and the facilitator was amazing with the children. We were so impressed and will definitely book again for next year!
The workshops were absolutely amazing. I have never in my 25yrs of teaching had a whole school event that has been enjoyed by all staff from Reception to Year 6. The facilitator was wonderful with all the children and staff and every child was fully engaged and participating throughout the whole of the session. WE all smiled and had fun from beginning to end.
The facilitator was extremely well prepared. She was organised, efficient and very calm when setting up with the use of the school’s IT. The facilitator worked with each class as if it were her first and put the children at ease with lovely warm up games. Even children who are normally a little shy were quick to be involved. The dance sessions were really well structured, building up slowly and in such a way that the facilitator was able to establish the level and ability of each class, quickly picking out those who needed support. The girls loved dressing up their costumes and they loved having the bells. There was a great sense of achievement when the girls produced their final dance. Fabulous!
The Circus Skills workshop was fun and engaging. The children really enjoyed the sessions and the activities challenged them to be resilient and keep on trying.
It was a really fantastic day. The workshop was a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore tempo and rhythm and to practise some call and response. The session was fast-paced and enabled the children to have a lot of time playing the djembe drums. The facilitator was a wonderful leader for our children and we would love to invite you back in the future.
The facilitator was absolutely fantastic with the children ranging from Y2 to Y5 – he adapted his teaching to suit their ages and abilities and was very engaging. The children loved the chance to play a range of different drums to learn different techniques. It really brought our Carnival day to life!
We found the workshop engaging, appropriate to the age of the children and very dynamic!
The workshop was amazing. The children loved it. The facilitator was amazing with the children. The staff were extremely helpful with the booking. They made sure it was tailored for us.
An invaluable experience for our children. The facilitator was amazing with the children; he captivated them, inspired them and encouraged them to enjoy themselves. He shared some specific knowledge and explained things clearly to the children. He adapted to different situations and to the children’s needs. We had the best day and it was incredible to see 120 of our children drumming, dancing and singing all together. Thank you!
We found the workshop engaging, appropriate to the age of the children and very dynamic!
All the children enjoyed the workshop regardless of age or ability and the facilitator quickly spotted the children that needed additional support. He was brilliant at including them. There were enough drums for all the children to take part and this was key as EYFS needed the hands on experience to remain focused.
Warm and welcoming facilitator who clearly had skill and passion for his craft. He had a connection with the children and adapted his style to suit the young age.
The facilitator was extremely well prepared. She was organised, efficient and very calm when setting up with the use of the school’s IT. The facilitator worked with each class as if it were her first and put the children at ease using lovely warm up games. Even children who are normally a little shy were quick to be involved. The dance sessions were really well structured, building up slowly and in such a way that the facilitator was able to establish the level and ability of each class, quickly picking out those who needed support. The girls loved dressing up in their costumes and bells. There was a great sense of achievement when the girls produced their final dace. Fabulous!
Our children really enjoyed the dance that they did and had a great day. The dances were taught very clearly and the instructor was very positive and encouraging. Everything was well structured and well organised. Thank you!
The facilitator was very friendly and was able to adapt the workshop well around the bad weather. The children enjoyed the workshop and were happy to showcase what they had learned to their grown ups.
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day from the start to the end. The facilitator was extremely talented and entertained the children with her demonstrations. The workshops were age appropriate and all children could take part. A fabulous day had by all!
As a school, we had a great day of dancing and absolutely loved the facilitator who provided the workshop yesterday. We definitely want to book again for next year! The children are still dancing to the moved they learned!
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day. The facilitator had an excellent rapport with the class and had a kind but firm approach. Everyone was involved in working as a team and enjoyed performing to the other classes at the end of the day.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the dance workshop, which culminated in proudly showing them to their parents at our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. They all participated and showed off their dance skills with pride. Thank you for being so accommodating. We would highly recommend.
It was superb, the facilitator was a fabulous teacher and she managed to teach the children some incredible dances within a short period of time.
The sessions were targeted well at individual groups. All classes joined in enthusiastically. Children were taking about how much fun they had and asking if we could book again.
The drumming session was loved by all of our pupils. They were able to take part or feel that they were part of the sessions. It was good to see them discover what they could do with the drums and the interplay with others.
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and did not want it to end! It was very exciting and sounded amazing. The teacher was excellent in musical skills, presentation and interaction with the children. We would definitely like to book again next year.
We really enjoyed our African Dance workshop today. The children and adults all had great fun taking part and learnt lots of new moves. The facilitator was lovely and friendly. Thank you very much for a fab day!
It was absolutely fantastic and the facilitator was great with the children from Nursery to Year 6.
The session was interactive and enjoyable, the introduction and description of how and when this type of music would be played was a really great addition, it gave the children meaning and understanding of what they were doing. The facilitator was interested in what the children knew and the children enjoyed showing off the knowledge they have learnt in their topic. I was pleased that all children were able to have a go at playing an instrument and that they learned a variety of conductor signals to follow and a tune to play and perform. An enjoyable and informative experience for all.
We loved the workshop and I can’t think of a way to improve it. The facilitator was full of energy and engaged all the children from the very start. He combined lots of other aspects; explaining why drums were important for communication and what they were made of. Every child was involved and really enjoyed the active drumming session.
We loved it! It was nice and pacey with a dance at the end!
A super workshop that kept all the children engaged regardless of their academic ability. It was a wonderful start to our topic.
Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. They had so much fun and the facilitator was fantastic with the children.
The dance workshop really engaged a wide range of pupils!
The pupils had a great experience with the workshop. The facilitator was an excellent teacher and made all of the children really engaged with humour and fast paced learning.
A super workshop that kept all the children engaged regardless of their academic ability. It was a wonderful start to our topic.
Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. They had so much fun and the facilitator was fantastic with the children.
This exciting workshop promises to engage, excite and inspire children to explore Science in a hands on way. Using resources which gets all children involved, the workshop challenges their initial thoughts and inspires them to think outside the box. Resources are well presented and unusual to the children, providing awe and wonder. A great workshop to inspire all.
I wanted to say a big thank you for organising the amazing drumming workshop we had today! Every child, member of staff, visiting parent said how great he was! Full of energy and passion for music and the African culture. On behalf of everyone at our school – thank you! I couldn’t be happier with how the day went. Thank you again for all your help!
The facilitator was wonderful at engaging the children. There have been any smiling faces and feedback has been incredibly positive.! The facilitator was energetic and really engaging – everyone was having lots of fun and are full of smiles! He has even had some of our teaching staff up dancing!!!!!!!
This was one of the MOST engaging and fun workshops I have ever been a part of. The children were engaged from the start! The staff were loving it! The dancer was a brilliant facilitator and should be commended in how hard he worked with the children and he should also be thanked for all the fun we had – pupils AND staff!
The preparation and delivery of the workshop was great. The facilitator was really good and the children responded well to him. The workshop was informative and the children all learned a lot that day/ They enjoyed the drumming and dancing and enjoyed sharing this wit the rest of the school.
Children were thoroughly engaged and enjoyed getting to have a go at something they had not tried before. The facilitator was very interactive and made it so much fun for the children – and the adults! We will definitely be booking again and would highly recommend!
This was a brilliant day for both staff and pupils alike, it was well organised and Nick came in and set everything up with ease. All the children were extremely excited and all of the staff said how amazing the facilitator was with the children no matter the age. The children had great fun and went home learning a new skill and thoroughly enjoyed themselves doing so.
The facilitator was absolutely fantastic. She was so good with the children and coped really well with SEN children and their needs. The dance was just the right level for the children and the facilitator was unphased by the unexpectedly large audience at the end of the day!
The Circus Skills workshop was fantastic and enjoyed by all the children and staff. The facilitator did a great job – thank you.
It was perfect! The facilitator was absolutely brilliant – she really engaged all the children doing Samba and Cha Cha and they had a blast!
The workshop was fun and engaging. Children from Nursery to Year 5 had a great time learning a Bollywood dance routine. The facilitator was amazing and her enthusiasm shone in all workshops.
The facilitator had great enthusiasm, it was well organised and easy for the children to follow.
The African Drumming workshop was absolutely superb! Please pass on our thanks for the facilitator for being so engaging, knowledgeable and helpful with the children – they loved their African Drumming experience. I honestly don’t feel it could have been improved – the children and staff loved the workshop. Primary Workshops were polite and professional at all times and made the booking process a doddle! The workshop facilitator was highly engaging, knowledgeable and extremely well organised – the children adored all of the songs, chants and pupil/teacher participation (they still sing the schools in school in their free time!). Our children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the African Drumming workshop and learned so much! Many thanks to you all!
The African Drumming workshop is essential to learn musical through cultures and loads of energetic African rhythms were played and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
I just wanted to say from myself, school and our wonderful children a big thank you for yesterday and all of your hard work in the build up to yesterday. The children and teachers loved it. The facilitator arrived nice and early and the children loved him! It was just wonderful!
We were so thrilled with the workshop. It was excellent; very well organised and a fantastic balance of dance and drumming and the children were all extremely engaged. Wonderful too, that they were learning real African moves and rhythms! I was also so impressed with how you were able to help us very last minute, as another company had let us down, with securing a workshop and getting something organised for us last thing on a Friday!
I want to thank you firstly for arranging today’s workshop so last minute. They students really enjoyed it and the staff were so impressed with the facilitator. It was really was a great day. Thank you again, everyone at Primary Workshops was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish!
The African Drumming workshop was amazing and made our International Day really exciting. The facilitator worked so hard and all children were engaged with the workshop. I heard positive feedback from all class teachers who attend the workshops saying how much their classes had enjoyed the workshop. We would like to thank the facilitator for all of his hard work.
I just wanted to email and say what a wonderful time all the children had in the African drumming workshop today. The facilitator delivered an extremely memorable experience for all our Key Stage One children today. The energy and humour he brought to every workshop was fantastic and engaged every single child. The facilitator was so patient when some of our little friends from Reception wanted to join the fun. The children smiled from ear to ear throughout the whole workshop as they saw their learning from this term be brought to life. I heard a few children talking as they left the workshop saying “that was the best!” and ” I want to do it again!”. You have given the children in our school an amazing experience which they will never forget and as teachers we cannot thank you enough.
I can’t begin to tell you how much the children loved the workshop and the instructor was simply fantastic.
The workshop was all absolutely FABULOUS!! We have no improvements to make. We would recommend to others without reservation. The day was fabulous from start to finish! The tasks were pitch perfect so every child learned new skills whilst having the most amazing fun. The mosaic that they produced really is something else! It’s stunning! Thank you so much for this brilliantly creative day.
The children at our school thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and performance today. They picked up the drumming very quickly due to the clear and simple instructions given by the facilitator. The session was engaging, fun and memorable!
Fantastically delivered from a talent dancer who interacted well with the children. He kept them engaged and answered all questions carefully and thoughtfully.
We loved our African Drumming workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the session and we even continued practising the rhythms back in class. One child said she went home and tested out different objects in her home using the rhythms from the workshop!
An engaging, educational and fun experience for children of all ages. It got us all energised for the morning and the children were all able to participate.
Oh my goodness! What a day we had yesterday, with your wonderful performers! They were just amazing, but I am gutted that I didn’t get a chance to thank them in person before they left! The children (and adults!) absolutely loved the workshops and were buzzing about their new dancing and drumming skills. Thank you so much for helping to organise them and please pass on my thanks to the individuals on my behalf! We couldn’t have done it without all your help! Thank you, on behalf of our 425 very tired, but excited children and also 80 exhausted staff! One quote from a child “this is the best day of my life!” You can’t get better than that, can you?
Everyone from the babies to the teachers enjoyed the sessions – it was excellent. The facilitator was amazing – great personality and made the final performance the perfect ending to the perfect day.
Please can I send my deepest thanks to you and your team for providing such a wonderful day on Monday! It was an amazing success and the children were so enthused by the day. Please can you let everyone who supported the day know what an impact their hard work has had upon our school.
Just a note to thank you for all your efforts in organising to come and work with our boys. It was fantastic, the boys loved the event and we would be keen to repeat it sometime in the future.
Thank you so much for the workshop on Tuesday. The provider was excellent and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience. By the end of the morning both classes gave an impressive performance. Best wishes.
Thank you, we absolutely loved our African Drumming workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and we were pleased with the fact that all could participate and be active in the drumming. The instructor was amazing with the children and their enthusiasm showed through the day, exciting the children further. We would be very interested in booking the workshop for next year too.
I really enjoyed it yesterday when you came to do African Drumming with our class. When I walked into the hall I was mind-blown by the drums!. I had never seen anything like it before. On the drums, there were so many different patterns which made them unique. My favourite was the flame. I also really like the bass because it sounded like a gong. Then as we learnt the rhythms we got faster and faster and it got more and more fun.
Thank you for organising everything so well, and at such short notice. The workshops provided were excellent and all the children had a fantastic experience.
We have had this workshop 3 times now, delivered by your drummer, he was very patient with them and the workshop was aimed at their level.
It was amazing! Full participation from the onset. Not really any ways to improve the workshops. Yes, definitely rebooking. We’re booking a ‘Samba’ Drumming Workshop for the week
The workshop was great and all the children had a great time. They thoroughly enjoyed the plays they watched and were enthusiastic about making their own puppets.
Chinese Day went very well and I was very impressed with both of the workshops. Your staff were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and great with the kids.
Help your School Celebrate Black History Month - https://mailchi.mp/1d85eef15122/special-offers-on-black-history-month-workshops-661634
Help your School Celebrate Black History Month - https://mailchi.mp/a71d802ed928/special-offers-on-black-history-month-workshops-661630
Think we may have found our new calling at the Circus with @PrimaryWorkshop circus skills 🎪
Year 1 and 2 have had a fantastic morning joining in with a circus skills workshop and African drumming! We can’t wait for this afternoon! #celebrating50years #circusskills #Africandrumming @PrimaryWorkshop4
What an absolutely fantastic time we had with @PrimaryWorkshop for our African Drumming session!
Year 3 and 4 had the BEST morning to begin our day #celebrating50years - we started the day #Africandrumming with an incredible musician from @primaryworkshop, followed by #ultimatefrisbee with #nxtlevelcoaching.4
An incredible day in Year 3 and 4 #celebrating50years. Thank you to our amazing class for their enthusiasm, sense of fun and beautiful manners when welcoming and working with visiting teachers. A day to remember! @primaryworkshop
An incredible day with 10 primary schools celebrating the @birminghamcg22 . Thanks to all those who supported our event @MoseleyRugbyCD @PrimaryWorkshop @ArcheryMel @warks_wcb @patbensonboxing @EnglandHockey @270climbing @YourSchoolGames @YouthSportTrust @BCSGO #inspired2
Special thanks to @PrimaryWorkshop for delivering the fantastic experience!
Today, Year 4 have been busy creating a special Penwortham mosaic to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. During the Arts Week workshop, the children learnt the skills required to become a professional mosaicist! @Artsmarkaward #ArtsMark #PlatinumJubilee #ArtsWeek3