Teachers’ Inset Days & Twilights

Puppet-making & performance techniques to use with your class: 
Shadow and Rod & Hand Workshops

Explore ways of using puppetry as a teaching aid, with specific examples on bullying, minibeasts, road safety & sustainability: 

Increase your skills at animating puppets and build confidence to make puppets favourite classroom allies:   
Bringing Puppets to Life


Shows for KS1 & 2

For the fun and stimulation of live performance in school.
Every performance contains elements that can directly serve some of the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. All Jacolly shows aim to entertain, some are also intended to be used as Theatre-In-Education.

Show Topics:~

Nursery rhymes & stories:
Mousery Rhymes & Beary Tales

KS1. Road Safety :
Dogworthy’s Magic Roadshow

KS1. The Seashore. Science. Seaside in the past. Litter:
Dogworthy’s Summer Magic

KS1 (& Yr 3). Christmas
Dogworthy’s Magic Christmas Show

KS1 & 2. Puppetry
Showtime Plus

KS1 & 2. Bullying Issues
Elf Tales



Workshops in School

Invaluable experience of performing and the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, with potential for creatively developing almost any topic in class, including …

PSHE role-play games:
Cardboard Rod & Hand

Minibeasts, Sustainability, Play with Light & Shadow:
Shadow Puppet Workshops


Some  verdicts from Years 4 & 5 Bere Alston Primary, Devon


“Our puppet day was excellent because we didn’t have to do any work at all.  The puppets we made were fantastic”
Harry W

“It is proven that many children spend their time at school bored out of their wits.  Hiring the Jacolly puppets would cheer them up and in turn make them smarter.” 

“If I gave it a mark out of ten, it would be innumerable!  I will treasure that day for the rest of my life! 
  Thomas W







Look out for this sign around the website for details of Curriculum links.

All workshops and Curriculum-linked shows supported by teachers’ follow-up notes.