Jenny Lockyer: Schools

I've been working with children and young people for over 20 years through my work as play leader and session facilitator in all sorts of venues from special and mainstream primary and secondary schools to museums, play schemes and libraries.

 

My sessions are inspired by all sorts of things including social and historical events. What links all the experiences I offer is storytelling and involving the children in discussion, making things, exploring and questioning.

I've undertaken commissions for museums and heritage projects to create learning resources, workshops and experiences for young people from lively workshops inspired by the Battle of Britain and Women at War to songs and animation sessions about King John and Magna Carta.

 

Please find below a list of workshops I can offer which tie in with various subjects covered by the National Curriculum.

 

Suitable for: KS3 and above

 

 

A performance suitable for audiences 12yrs+.

This original one woman show is approximately 1hr ten minutes long and can be accompanied by a Q & A about the development of the show, or Amy's life in context with the heyday of Croydon Airport or the Amy Johnson project based in Herne Bay.

Relevant events:

  • 2020 is the 90th anniversary of Amy's pioneering solo flight to Australia

  • International Women's Day

National Curriculum links:

  • Significant people

  • Women in STEM

  • Women at War

  • Women in Engineering

Opportunities for reflective writing, analytical thinking and questioning, especially with the Q&A .

Option for workshops in characterisation and movement with the show's director, Vern Griffiths. Details available upon request.

Requirements: Access to an equipped drama studio or school hall

PERFORMANCE

Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out

Suitable for KS1, KS2

An interactive day of sessions inspired by Amy's time in the ATA. We explore the work of women during WW2 in the Air Transport Auxiliary and find out about other female pilots who formed this vital part of Britain's air defence. The session is full of fact finding, miniature plane construction and team work.

This workshop day is an depth look at women's roles in the ATA and touches upon the role of women in the Battle of Britain Bunker.   You may like to book this day alongside the Battle of Britain workshops for an in depth look into the workings of the Battle of Britain.

Relevant events:

  • International Women's Day (6th March 2020)

  • 2020 is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

National Curriculum links:

  • Significant people

  • Transport

  • Women in STEM

  • Women in Engineering

  • Women at War

Application of DT, art, numeracy, literacy, team work, decision making, fact finding, drama and role play.

Requirements: Access to classrooms, use of school hall.

WORKSHOPS

Amy and the ATA

Suitable for Early Years, KS1

Performance for young children inspired by an original story by Jenny Lockyer.

Approximately an hour long, this show gently explores family relationships and the wonderful things we can find out about each other. Set on a boat trip around an island somewhere off the coast of Britain, the show makes time to explore the wildlife and experiences of the coast with music and activities which evoke the weather, environment and feelings of being in and near the sea.

The show features live music, puppetry and invites participation.

National Curriculum links:

  • Science / Biology exploring marine life and coastal environments

  • Weather

  • PHSE Family relationships

  • making memories

Where possible this show is an excellent opportunity for young children to participate with grandparents or other invited older people.

Requirements:

Access to drama studio or school hall

PERFORMANCE

Granny Pearl- A Magical Tale of the Sea!

Suitable for Early Years, KS1

Workshops inspired by the show which can be enjoyed with the performance or which stand alone.

Children create puppets and interact with music to bring them to life.

National Curriculum links:

  • Science / Biology exploring marine life and coastal environments

  • Weather

  • PHSE Family relationships

  • making memories

Where possible these workshops are an excellent opportunity for young children to participate with grandparents or other invited older people.

Requirements: Access to a large classroom or school hall for the day.

Workshops

Granny Pearl- A Magical Tale of the Sea!

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Prices start at:

A one day visit.......................£450

A two day visit ......................£650

A three to four day visit.......£1030

Prices vary depending on number of facilitators and distance from SE20.

Schools can receive an overall discount if you book sessions together with a neighbouring school.

Please contact me for more details on workshops and an accurate quote.

Prices

Suitable for KS1, KS2

Hosted by Jason the Gipsy Moth aeroplane, the day introduces Amy Johnson and her amazing adventures in aviation. Children can find out about the challenges Amy faced as she planned and then undertook her incredible solo flight to Australia.

 

This experience is available as a one, two or four day event. With a longer event more is included about the history of modern aviation and the golden age of flight in the 20's and 30's.

Relevant events:

  • May 2020 is the 90th anniversary of Amy's pioneering solo flight to Australia.

  • International Women's Day (6th March 2020)

National Curriculum links:

  • Significant people

  • Transport

  • Women in STEM

  • Women in Engineering

application of DT, art, numeracy, literacy, team work, decision making, fact finding, drama and role play.

Requirements: Access to classrooms for a day, use of school hall.

WORKSHOPS

Introducing Amy - with Jason the Gipsy Moth Aeroplane

Suitable for KS1, KS2

Available as a one or two day experience, in these immersive and exciting sessions children find out about the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in connection with operations at the Battle of Britain Bunker. The ATA delivered the planes to the RAF, the Bunker kept their eyes on the skies and the RAF flew into battle. Children learn about the huge team effort behind the Battle of Britain and why in Churchill's words, never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Relevant events:

  • 2020 is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

National Curriculum links:

  • History, WW2, significant events

  • Transport

  • Women at War

Application of DT, art, numeracy, literacy, team work, decision making, fact finding, drama and role play.

Requirements: Access to classrooms, use of school hall.

WORKSHOPS

The Battle of Britain

Suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3

 

These sessions are inspired by a song writing commission I undertook for Egham Museum, Staines in 2014 celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. These songs are available here as a classroom  learning resource.

In these lively sessions children will learn about the people and age of Magna Carta featuring live music and the creation of royal portraits inspired by Illuminated Art and tapestry.

Relevant events:

Human Rights Day 2019 Tuesday 10th December

National Curriculum links:

  • Significant events

  • Significant locations i.e Runnymede

  • Historical art

Application of art, fact finding, literacy.

Requirements: Access to school hall for the day

WORKSHOPS

Magna Carta Through Song

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Suitable for KS1, KS2

Stop motion animation workshops to tell the stories of significant people or events. Children create characters and scenes and the workshops sees them bring them to life. The film is edited afterwards and sent to you.

National Curriculum links:

  • Significant people

  • History: Significant events e.g. The Great Fire of London, Battle of Britain, Women's Suffrage

These animation workshops can focus on absolutely anything, bringing the children's  ideas and stories to life.

See a film made for Egham Museum by clicking the image below...

Requirements: Access to a large classroom for the day.

Workshops

Stories in Motion

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