One of the Best in The West


A very busy week working with over 600 children.
Stories from around the world,Shakespeare workshops and an evening telling for Familes.And an amazing day working as a Giant for a whole school project based on Jack and the Bean Stalk.




Here working with staff from a Swindon school on a World War One project!It will culminate in a two day workshop involving the whole school on meeting a survivor and hearing his stories from the trenches.



Doing the Tudors?The old King is near the end of his life and during the day,pupils can hear all about each of his wives,he is now living with good Mistress Parr his last wife and they are on there way to Bristol,with Edward,Mary and Elisabeth to receive a gift of Blue Glass.
Children can take part in a great painting competition to out do Hans Holbein and enjoy dancing with the King(if his legs are up to it!)


This time by Thomas the Tank Engines old friend the Fat Controller!


Charles Dickens! Would have loved this day.Pupils from Wales travelled to Wiltshire to enjoy a day filled with Fun,Frolic and Fear as they climbed the stairs of Braeside to wake old Mr Scrooge and hear the famous” Christmas Carol”.Yule logs were carried in,fine food consumed and paper theatres built.You to can book a Victorian Christmas extravaganza but calling Braeside Residential Centre Devizes Wiltshire.




Wonder Wizards!

Hoggwarts eat your heart out! There is a new Wiz on the Block! />

Going for Gold!

Stories from Pre-History are told at Devizes Museum to a very enthusiastic crowd of Mums,Dads and children of all ages! Here newspaper articles and the poster for one of the most important new museums in the West />


A Day of Drama.

Just spent a day working on a Drama project, here a teacher writes about some of her pupils responses.

Hi Roger
I am so sorry, I have forgotten to e-mail you already to say thank you for such a brilliant day ! The children absolutely loved it and one of my boys who doesn’t share anything or enthuse over anything apparently went home and couldn’t stop talking, saying it was the best day he has had in school ever !!!!!
we were so pleased you could make the date as we know how wonderful your experiences are. The children wrote some beautiful work afterwards on wednesday and it is forming the basis of our report writing for the next couple of weeks in literacy.
thanks again, we will be in touch for next time and hopefully, with other teachers now seeing you around again, you will be in more often like the old days.
best wishes,

A story that many children love,is the Story of Eleanor the King of Colchester’s daughter!
Here is a taste of the tale!

King for a Day!

A Horse a Horse my Kingdom for a Horse. Need a royal personage to open your establishment?