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|Educational Session||Minimum Charge of £117 for up to 36 children and adults, £3.25 each per additional child/adult.|
|Puppet Show||Minimum Charge of £72 for up to 36 children and adults, £2 each per additional child/adult.|
|Other Groups||Please contact the museum for an individual costing.|
All school visits must be booked in advance. Please contact the Museum and have to hand the following information needed for booking –
The date(s) you wish to book (please have a range of dates available in case your chosen date is fully booked)
If you need to cancel the booking, you need to do it in writing: by post or e-mail. You must let us know about the cancellation at least 14 days in advance to avoid any charges. Cancellation within 14 days will result in a charge of 30% of the cost of your booked visit but within 7 days will equal 50% of the full cost of your visit.
Should you require any further information, please contact the education officer at the Museum’s “education” email address (email@example.com), or speak to any of the Museum staff.
The Elfin Grove present ‘Ivan and the Thief’ – adapted from a Russian folk tale.
A peasant tries to solve the mystery of his disappearing corn. He enlists his three sons, in turn, to help him. His youngest son discovers the ‘thief’ – a little white horse!
No visit to the museum is complete without a performance of our enchanting, traditional, fairytale puppet show, guaranteed to delight children and adults alike.
“Absolutely magical – thank you!”
Froebel School, Reception class
“The children absolutely loved it.”
Prebendal School, Year 1
Our aim is to give children impressions that are imaginative and life-affirming, with the faithful re-telling of fairy stories and traditional tales from a variety of cultures and traditions.
Our stage has been specially designed for the museum and we create our puppets and scenery using re-cycled and found materials.
Duration of show: 20 – 30 minutes.
Our puppet shows can be adapted for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and booked as part of a school visit to the museum, a group booking or outreach.
For further information, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org
* recognise story structure and themes, such as the triumph of good over evil or the use
of magical devices in fairy stories and folk tales
* re-tell the story; orally, through written work, pictures or movement
* predict what happens next in the story.
We hope to inspire schools in puppetry, providing the potential for children to:
* work collaboratively in groups
* to be engaged in a wide range of curriculum based learning, including:
Art and design – manipulation of a wide variety of materials including textiles
Design and technology – exploration of the working characteristics of materials and how
mechanisms can be used in different ways
Science – design and make an electrical series circuit for theatre lighting, exploring light and
Speech and drama – performing with puppets also supports PSHE, as children gain confidence,
overcoming shyness as they identify with their character
Music – improvise and compose music for performance