Option two: Act On Myths and Legends
This fun and exciting drama workshop uses interactive storytelling, drama games and techniques to explore the myth or legend of your choice. The workshop challenges pupils to:
- Tell the story in more detail
- Become the characters and explore their motivations
- Examine the message the story teaches us
- Explore different versions of the story
- Pose questions to generate ideas for creative writing and further study.
This workshop can be used as a practical introduction to the topic, a creative way of exploring the story during the topic or an exciting way to round up the topic.
Myths and Legends:
Beowulf – Someone is eating the Danes for dinner! Can our hero Beowulf kill the mighty monster Grendel?
Daedalus and Icarus – Trapped on an island by a crazy king! Can Icarus resist flying too close to the sun?
King Arthur – Magic swords, brave knights and fierce battles ensue as King Arthur battles to keep his crown.
Odysseus and the Cyclops – A one eyed monster with really bad jokes!? Can Odysseus escape being eaten?
Perseus and Medusa – Medusa’s having a really bad hair day! Can Perseus avoid being turned to stone?
Theseus and the Minotaur – Theseus braves the maze to kill the Minotaur! But can he avoid getting married? Yuck!
Robin Hood –The sheriffs in a very bad mood! Can our hero Robin evade capture?
Number of pupils: Maximum 35 per workshop
Length of workshop: 1. 5 hours
Maximum number of workshops in one day: Three
Space needed: School hall or large room
Provided: Facilitator to lead the workshop, simple props, costume and music to stimulate the imagination.
Morning (Two workshops) : £350
Full Day (Four workshops): £450
Want to book or find out more? Download our Myths and Legends Brochure – KS2
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