Educational Workshops
Flying Pickle Performing Arts Christmas Carol Workshop at Coombe Boys School

Our Approach

For students exploring the text as a whole, our educational workshops are ideal for introducing a text to new classes. They are also very useful for revision purposes.  We are pleased to offer the opportunity for schools to request workshops based on their text preferences.

Our workshops are designed to help learners who may struggle to access the curriculum through more traditional means. As a result our sessions are limited to around 30 pupils.  We can also offer a day workshop, which will present the text to all pupils in a cohort. We can then work with several targeted intervention groups throughout the day.

Flying Pickle’s Four Pillars of Text

In our workshops we work with groups of pupils to access the text by exploring The Four Pillars of Text. In order to service the individual needs of students, core elements of the workshop are adapted for the text on request. For more information you can see a breakdown of the Four Pillars below.

Pillar One – Plot

A one-person performance of an abridged version of the text written by our in-house writer. Our 20-minute abridgements encompass the whole text. This means we introduce major characters and include extracts taken from the source material.

Pillar Two – Character

This interactive session introduces pupils to the major characters in a text. As they work, students  are encouraged to explore voice and physical gestures.  By doing this, the students can understand and embed the key characteristics of a major character.

Pillar Three – Language

Our workshop leaders will guide the group through a carefully selected section of text (if there is a specific section of the text you would like us to focus on please let us know).  Using voice and movement, this section aims to produce a group performance of the selection involving all pupils.

Pillar Four – Performance

The final section gives pupils an opportunity to explore a section of text for themselves and adapt for their own performance, individually or in small groups.

“Fantastic feedback from my two who attended your introduction to Macbeth. Both had fun and learnt something. Thank you Flying Pickle Performing Arts!”

— Lorian Mead, KS3 parent

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