Primary: storytelling and workshops
Primary workshops involve drawing, writing, magic and storytelling.
Queen’s Knickers workshops are a favourite. The children enjoy an hour of
magic and drawing and a competition to decorate a pair of paper knickers for the
Queen, with edible prizes. They also discover what the Queen revealed to
Nicholas when he visited her at Buckingham Palace, and the Prime Minister’s
reaction when Nicholas gave him a copy at No 10! Up to four sessions can be
accommodated in a day, up to sixty children a session. For Nursery there is The
Hefty Fairy, the story of a fairy too plump to collect a tooth. During this
reading children witness the flight of a real fairy. Other favourite
workshops include Cinderella’s Bum, about diet and body image, and
Hospital, in which a teacher’s arm is painlessly removed and restored!
Nicholas Allan's own presentation of the story includes magic, drawing, and an impromptu rendition of the Nativity play itself. Each child decorates a crown to take home.