Summer Reading Challenge drama workshops for libraries

Each year we create a drama workshop especially to support the Summer Reading Challenge, a national project delivered in libraries designed to inspire children to read. We visit libraries across Greater London with our specifically created workshops, bringing books to life for your young readers.

2018: Mischief Makers

Our new workshop will bring this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme of Mischief Makers to life, through drama, storytelling, plenty of interactivity and lots of laughter. The children will explore Beanoland, where they’ll enjoy fun, mischievous and prank-filled activities and transform themselves into some of The Beano’s best-loved characters. They will experience the mad-cap world of Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and Minnie the Minx, with the workshop sparking their imaginations to read on and discover more about these characters' adventures.


“I have seen many storytelling sessions in the library but with this session I particularly liked the way children had an active part to play. We would be more than happy to hold such an event again."

Ann Cartwright, Chiswick Library, Chiswick


One facilitator visits your library and works with up to 30 children for an hour using interactive drama activities to explore the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge theme of Mischief Makers. There will be a few props and visual aids but the focus is very much on the children exploring the topic through drama and the session is very interactive.

This workshop is designed for 6-11 year olds and will promote the importance of reading whilst encouraging information skills. Each session costs £117 + VAT.

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We would love to support projects year round in your library so contact us to discuss what we could do.

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    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!