The Pied Piper of Hamelin Workshop

This week, Year 4 were visited by a representative of Arts on the Move, who delivered a fantastic drama workshop focused on our context for learning this term, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The children had the opportunity to experience the text, understanding the meaning behind the authors language choices and debate the choices the Pied Piper made. Throughout the workshop the children worked with intonation and expression when delivering lines and how to promote empathy as a performer. They took on the different roles of the characters within the text, starting with the plague of rats, the towns people, the towns council and the mayor, the pied piper and finally the children. It was fabulous to observe the children trialling different drama techniques such as freeze frames, sound collages and thought alleys. As a class, we discussed how facial expression can be an important factor of displaying emotion within in a freeze frame and some of the children really took this on board and brought their characters to life! The children were fully immersed in the workshop from the beginning and had a fantastic day with Alison from Arts on the Move. The children have taken away a great understanding of the story of the Pied Piper and they were also able to appreciate the message of the story. This workshop has allowed the children to spring into this topic and they are excited to find out what’s next to discover about the Pied Piper…

Here are some pictures from our fantastic drama workshop:

2 thoughts on “The Pied Piper of Hamelin Workshop

  1. scarlett farmer

    I am enjoying reading and writing about the Pied Piper of Hamelin book. The story tells that you should always tell the truth or bad things will happen.

  2. M.Ai

    The Pied Piper book is so fun! I am really happy that we’re writing our own version of it! Michael Morpurgo does a really good job of describing it.


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