Shakespeare Workshops for Schools – The Play’s The Thing!

19th Jan 2018News, School Workshops

Celebrate Shakespeare in your school with an interactive drama-based workshop from as creatives! William Shakespeare is now firmly back on the national curriculum – but he’s never actually been away. Everyone knows his face and the names of a play or two – and we’re all aware of his association with Stratford-Upon-Avon. Our highly interactive Shakespeare … Read More

Poetry Workshops for Schools

18th Jan 2018News, School Workshops

Our popular poetry workshops for schools are available all year round as well as on key annual events such World Poetry Day, World Book Day, National Poetry Day, World Poetry Day and Shakespeare Week. And don’t forget that it’s often possible to mix-and-match two or more workshops over one or more days!   Standing Up for Freedom – Celebrations through … Read More

WWI Schools Play and Workshops

14th Jan 2018News, School Workshops

Living with the War is a schools’ play specifically designed to support the exploration of World War One at Key Stages 1 – 4. Available to schools across the UK, over 5,000 children and young people have taken part in our WWI Schools play and workshops over the last two years.   Living with the War … Read More

Creative Literacy Programmes for Primary Schools

2nd Jan 2018News, School Workshops

Creativity is at the core of reading and writing, at the heart of speaking and listening. So our range of Creative Literacy programmes offers pupils opportunities to explore and experiment with words in different contexts – and appreciate how effective spelling, punctuation and grammar act as the very foundations of language and communication. Experiential, exciting and … Read More

Creative Literacy Programmes for Secondary Schools

2nd Jan 2018News, School Workshops

Creativity is at the core of reading and writing, at the heart of speaking and listening. So our range of Creative Literacy programmes offers KS3 and 4 students opportunities to explore and experiment with words in different contexts. Experiential, exciting and empowering, our imaginative approaches harness tried and trusted approaches from the worlds of drama, … Read More

School Christmas Workshops

30th Nov 2017News, School Workshops

We know that schools want their pupils to enjoy the festive season – but also to keep learning going right through to the end of the autumn term. Which is why our range of cross-curricular, School Christmas workshops always proves so popular! Once again, we’ve got workshops with a seasonal take on numeracy, literacy, science … Read More

Learning Outside the Classroom Opportunities in Maths and English

16th Nov 2017News, School Workshops, Teacher CPD

Outdoor spaces provide wonderful opportunities to explore how numbers and shapes create both the built and natural worlds. Every year we work with schools across the UK to help realise the potential of their outdoor space/s for creative learning opportunities.    Outdoor Maths Schools’ outdoor areas offer a wealth of stimulus for learning in Literacy. Whether it’s … Read More

After School Drama Clubs

12th Sep 2017News, School Workshops

Our after school Drama clubs provide the perfect opportunity for children to enjoy, and benefit from, a range of activities including drama games, improvisation, choral speaking, script reading and performance. It is widely accepted that drama builds confidence as well as helping children to understand the world around them and developing both creativity and emotional … Read More

Case Study: Shaking up Shakespeare

1st Sep 2017Blog, Case Studies

Sadly, it is still very often the case that when students arrive in one of our Shakespeare workshops, the dread is written all over their faces! The fear that they won’t understand it or that it will be boring, or just plain irrelevant, is palpable. However, it is a challenge we relish and it doesn’t … Read More

Case Study: National Poetry Day 2017

1st Sep 2017Case Studies, School Workshops

National Poetry Day is one of our favourite days of the year – and the 2017 theme of “Freedom” chimes perfectly with our approach of introducing children and young people to poetic structures that actually give them more freedom, more stimuli and more motivation to write. Our popular workshops include Performance Poetry, SoundScape Poetry, Personification … Read More

Classroom Resource: Animal Rhymes

1st Sep 2017News, Resources

Supporting children in thinking about rhymes, there are obvious links between Animal Rhymes and phonics teaching. The activity can lead to wonderful poetry – and also develops strategic thinking! Download the resource here Get in touch and let us know about your experiences of using Animal Rhymes with your pupils at: or tweet us @ascreatives … Read More

Get Creative! School Arts Week Workshops

1st Sep 2017News, School Workshops

This summer we will be celebrating the creative arts in schools across the country by supporting children to explore, engage and develop their own creativity through a wide range of participatory art workshops. We believe that art is for everyone, that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the creative arts – and that participating in … Read More