"Engaging and well pitched - even our reluctant and anxious children were completely absorbed and involved" - Yr 4 Teacher (Preston Primary)
Ahoy! - £400
Keeping things nice and simple - we'll come to your school and put on a show. All of PaddleBoat's shows are fun, interactive and, where possible, have a strong curriculumn focus. Our Single Show package is perfect for an end-of-term treat, or as an engaging hook for a brand new topic.
We create our shows with schools specifically in mind, so we will fit perfectly into any school hall. all we might need from you is a plug socket - everything else we have covered. All our shows are around 45 minutes and are available in both the mornings and afternoons. We can accommodate audience sizes of anywhere between 30-250 children for a single show.
Primary School Packages
PaddleBoat Theatre Company is available to bring imagination and creativity directly to your school. Our shows and workshops are the perfect way to introduce drama and theatre into your school year and help promote a love of learning and creative curiosity in every pupil. We offer a distinctive way for pupils and teachers to engage with the curriculum, whilst fostering each child's social, intellectual and creative development.
Below are some sample packages which demonstrate what we can offer your school - but we are more than happy to create a package that is tailor-made to your school's specific needs, whether that be varying group sizes, or a specific topic focus; just send us a message.
Please note that our prices are for Devon schools- for schools which are further afield, an additional cost may be required to cover transport.
"A wonderful performance. The children were so engaged throughout. Please come back!" - Teacher (St.Marychurch Primary)
Shipmate - £500
(Show + Workshop)
A chance for students to develop their own drama and storytelling skills. In addition to performing one of our interactive shows, PaddleBoat will provide an accompanying workshop. Our engaging workshops aim to develop creativity and imagination by sharing some of the ways in which we make theatre and tell stories. .
Our workshops are flexible to your school day, usually lasting an hour with 30 children. A typical workshop will include some games, drama exercises, physical work, work with props or music, creating scenes, and group feedback sessions where everyone can reflect upon what has been learnt.
"The workshop was a super follow-up session...The children were so engaged throughout" - Yr 2 Teacher (Rydon Primary)
"Fitted really well into our topic 'Explore under the sea'. The audience participation and clever use of props were particularly effective" - Yr 3 Teacher (White Rock Primary)
Adventure - £500
Sometimes once just isn't enough! This package provides 2 performances of the same show, so is ideal for larger schools who want to allow more of their pupils the chance to see some engaging, interactive theatre.
We are happy to perform two shows consecutively, or one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or any other arrangement you can think of - whatever suits your school day best.
Set Sail - £600
(Show + Two Workshops) or (Two Shows + one workshop)
ideal for larger schools.
One show with two workshops works well for schools two form entry or for those who want to split their classes into smaller workshop groups.
two shows with one workshop means that more or all students can experience the show. a pre-show or post-show workshop can push themes and ideas from the show with a creative and curriculum focus.
If you would like more than two accompanying workshops, then please send us a message and we will see what we can do to arrange a package that suits you best.
"A winning formula!" - Head Teacher (Clyst St.Mary)
"I liked making our own versions because it was really funny" - (Matthew aged 8)
want something more?
PaddleBoat always works creatively with children to develop shows. the children we work with are at the heart of the creation process. Therefore, paddleboat offers creative resiedencies to local (devon) schools.
A creative residency can range from a full week to weekly workshops through a whole term. The regular contact of a creative residency allows us to celebrate your school's creativity as well as enriching curriculum teaching & inspiring children to take ownership of their work. these residencies are often tailored directly to you schools' needs, and are a vital part of our creative ethos - Theatre with Children for Families.
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