The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Subject: Literacy/Storytelling
Age Group: 5-7 Year Olds (KS1)
Available in London
As your children help bring the tale of ‘Plop the Owl’ to life, they will discover that the dark can be ‘kind’, ‘fascinating’ and ‘fun’ so there is no need to be afraid!
One facilitator visits your school and works with one class at a time, using drama activities such as role-play and tableaux to explore the story, learn about Plop the Owl, and maybe even help him to overcome his fear of the dark.

Key Areas

  • Storytelling
  • Imagining their surroundings in the wood
  • Learning facts about barn owls
  • Talking about the dark and how we see in the dark

Curriculum Link

  • English/Literacy - spoken language and comprehension
  • PSHE - facing and overcoming fears

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:


"All children were engaged and excited by the activities. Excellent range of activities and games to immerse the children into the story."

Louise Cheetham, Christ Church C of E Primary School, Erith


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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked


• Curriculum specific
• Experienced facilitator
• Interactive learning
• Opportunity to observe children's progress
• Easy booking process
• Follow-up packs available
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