MAYANS WORKSHOPS

Our Mayans drama workshops explore what it would have been like to live, work, play and eat in Ancient Maya.  Through drama games, songs and activities, which are fun and accessible for pupils, our workshops really bring the historical period to life.

Additionally, our drama workshops are designed to help your pupils achieve their creative potential – giving them chance to develop speaking and listening skills, build confidence and self esteem, learn about positive collaboration with others and develop their love of learning. We want your pupils to learn loads and feel brilliant about themselves and their educational journey by the end of our workshop.

You can now choose from 2 exciting workshop options, based on the number of pupils in your cohort and what you’d like to achieve:

LEARN AND PRESENT:

For one class of pupils.

A Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils. They’ll spend a full day with one of our practitioners, engaging in drama activities, playing games, singing songs, and having loads of fun. Across the day they’ll explore Mayan life and times and step into the shoes of people living in the era.

At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance to an invited audience of parents and / or the rest of the school.  It’s a really fun performance which gives children the chance to share their learning and is real motivator, helping to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils and get them excited about historical learning and enquiry.

EXPLORE:

For between 2 and 4 classes of pupils.

The Explore format is perfect for larger schools as it gives you between 2 and 4 workshops in one school day.  Each class works on the Mayans topic: learning historical information, facts and information and thinking about how life for the Mayans was different from our lives today. This is all delivered through drama games and activities which make the learning fun and accessible to all.

Key learning of Mayans in a Day. Children will learn:

  • Mayan inventions and how they came to be – including the calendar.
  • The Mayan currency and how they bought and sold.
  • The Mayan diet and how this was dictated by farm land and conditions.
  • Mayan pass times including Pok-a-Tok

“Very worthwhile, the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt more than expected! 10/10” Claire Potter, Hope Primary, Knowsley

Our friends at St Basil’s Primary in Halton have put some great photos of a recent Mayans workshop on their website – take a look here: ST BASIL’S MAYANS WORKSHOP