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Teacher training

We offer puppetry training for anyone who works with children. We will give you puppet-making ideas and practical tips to teach children to puppeteer through simple games and activities. Additionally, everyone who attends the session will receive a small resource pack to take away.

“We now have 20 more nearly newly-qualified teachers committed to using puppets in their English classes.”

We also run INSET sessions at our venues from time to time – keep an eye on this page for upcoming dates.

NEW Workshop: Using Shadow Puppetry to Teach Light and Shadows

The beautiful art-form of shadow puppetry is the perfect vehicle for learning about shadow and light creatively, practically and absorbingly. This two-hour practical session is targeted at teachers and educators but is open to anyone who is interested in learning how to make shadow puppets suitable for making with children and exploring what you can do with them.

When?: Wednesday 9th November, 4:30pm

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We’ll Come to You

We can deliver training in your school to explore ways of using puppetry in your classrooms. We offer whole day, half day or evening slots and can design a session to suit your needs.


“The workshop was fab, I had a lot of fun and will definitely be looking for opportunities to try out this puppet template with pupils. I’ve never considered marionette puppets before but can see how much fun they can be to make and use.”

Puppets for EYFS and KS1

This session will teach you a range of simple but impressive puppet makes for younger children. The puppets can be adapted for different characters, such as animals.

Shadow Puppets

Learn the different techniques for making shadow puppets and explore how to use them with your pupils. Shadow puppets can be used for storytelling as well as learning about shadow and light.

Table Top Puppets

Learn how to make a person puppet that can be linked to story characters or history topics. 

Your staff will leave the session with example puppets they have made and lots of ideas for teaching the children you work with.

Sounds great – how do I book a session?

Cost: Costs are based on groups of up to 20 adults (we can work with more but this will affect the cost).

Two hour session: £250+VAT

Half day session (up to 4 hours): £325+VAT

Whole day session (up to 7 hours): £425+VAT

To enquire about a session please complete the form below.

Teacher CPD Workshop Enquiry Form

If you are interested in booking a CPD training workshop for your staff with us, please complete this enquiry form, giving as much detail about your group, location and requirements. The more information you can give us now, the more quickly we can check availability and confirm a booking with you, but please do not worry if you cannot answer all the questions, we are more than happy to have a chat to help you work out which workshop will be right for your group and you can request a call-back from one of our team on the form below. Please note: completing this form does not constitute a booking. Upon receipt of your completed enquiry form, a member of our team will be in touch by email or phone to discuss your enquiry.

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