School Workshops

What does a workshop include?

Andy and Ian are experienced educators and music performers. As individuals, they have many years of experience teaching music to both primary and secondary school pupils, and both have won praise for their live music performances and work in education.

Every workshop …

… is tailor made

Taylor made

  • You can take the workshops (see below) ‘off the shelf’ or give us your requirements to suit your own educational needs.
  • We’ll even create a workshop from scratch, with enough notice and clear guidelines.

 

… is active and participatory

Participate

Pupils will have the chance to:

  • sing songs from history on the theme of the day (and possibly compose one in the style);
  • learn one, two or three dances from the period (in the Tudor workshops);
  • play instruments with The Night Watch (provided by us);
  • take part in role play, games and quizzes as appropriate to the theme, including investigation of historical images;
  • interview Andy and Ian as historical characters, appropriate to the day, in period clothes.

 

… follows good educational practise

Best practise

  • Follow-up activities to workshops are available — please ask
  • Tailored to Key Stage 1, 2 or 3
  • Active and participatory
  • Links to national curriculum key skills
  • Clear learning objectives
  • Language for learning
  • Differentiation for SEN and G&T, with discussions/suggestions for the role of TAs where appropriate
  • An end of the day plenary
  • Built-in feedback from the ‘pupil voice’ and teachers
  • Any number of pupils catered for, from a single class to a whole year group
  • Both Andy and Ian have current DBS (previously CRB) enhanced disclosures, enabling work with children and vulnerable adults; and they have 23 years teaching experience between them.