Primary School Workshops

Group 64 offer a diverse range of education projects and expert workshops for local primary schools.

“The sessions helped students to use their imagination, encouraged team work and class bonding” – Year 5 Teacher

Our workshops are run by experienced facilitators and directors from Group 64 and can take place in your school setting, or hosted on our stage at Putney Arts Theatre.

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Suitable for Reception – Year 6 (1 Hour)

Using different techniques, our theatre directors will bring a story to life in an exciting and innovative way! Watch as the words come alive through our performance!

Creative Engagement with Climate Change

Suitable for Year 3 – Year 6 (1 Hour)

Join us for an exciting exploration into the story of Greta & The Giants. We use dramatic techniques to think about climate activism and how to find creative solutions to this important issue.

Hands up for Happiness!

Suitable for Reception – Year 6 (1 Hour)

A joyful hour long drama workshop, filled with fun and silliness to discover how we find our own happiness.

Creating Chatterboxes

Suitable for Year 2 – Year 6 (1 Hour)

We can help your class build their confidence in communication through a workshop packed full of techniques to help strengthen speaking and listening skills.

Playful Poetry

Reception – Year 6 (1 Hour or 1.5 hours)

In this session we will be using vocal and physical theatre skills to explore fun and dynamic poems from the world of children’s literature with a focus on amplifying the students’ voices and creative ideas.

Jazz Up Your School Production

Adaptable for all year groups (Variable)

Our experienced directors can support any school with their production. We also offer the option for schools to perform their show on our very own Putney Arts Theatre stage!

Play in a Day 

Suitable for Year 2 – Year 6 (1 school day)

Working with our theatre directors, the class will create a play in a day around any topic or theme to suit your class. At the end of the day we can perform this to the rest of the school, family and friends!

The Nativity Project 

Suitable for all year groups (Various)

Each year, we support schools in their nativity. We come in and sprinkle our Group 64 magic into rehearsals and then you can bring your nativity to be performed on our stage here at Putney Arts Theatre!

Further testimonials:

“It boosted all the children’s confidence to have to push themselves, whether in movement, singing, or learning lines and delivering them in front of a large audience, on an impressive stage” Year 5 teacher

“The session helped … SEN children who often shy away from lessons” – Year 4 Teaching Assistant

“The session was very inclusive, a great way to bring drama into school” – Year 4 Teacher

“Our favourite part of the project was seeing the children being given the ability to put their own stamp on their performance” – Year 3 Teacher

Please note we can be flexible to work around your school’s needs, with regards to topics and timings and workshops can be at your school or on the stage at Putney Arts Theatre. For more information, costs and booking, please contact Nicola Sterry, Group 64’s Education Director on [email protected]

The Writers Project

A term long project for primary school children aged 8-11

Working with award winning playwright Isley Lynn, Group 64’s education department have been running the exciting Writers Project for over 6 years, with many local schools including Ronald Ross Primary School, Granard Primary School, St Josephs Catholic Primary School and St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Aim – to develop skills, excitement and passion for the process of creative writing and literacy.

Project overview – The project will facilitate the class to create and write their own script based on characters, dialogue and story ideas that are developed through a series of workshops. The class will work with a Playwright and a Director in school and then at Putney Arts Theatre.

The script will then be performed by the class who created it, at our very own Putney Arts Theatre.

 For more information please contact Nicola Sterry at [email protected]