Frequently Asked Questions.
What is a Live Encounter?
What are the benefits?
- a whole class instantly engaged in your new topic
- a new range of games and activities you can use and adapt for the rest of your teaching career
- a relatable character to reference for the rest of the term
- a cross-curricular day of learning
- a day of children demonstrating their knowledge in a practical way
- an opportunity for your class to practice their interpersonal skills
- pictures and videos of your class with beaming smiles
- countless conversations with parents about the day their child met a soldier/jedi/Egyptian princess
- a better understanding of what your class know and don’t know about the topic
Most importantly, you get a day to see how your class react to certain challenges and activities. Most teachers have actually told us that the thing they find most useful is the ability to just watch the class. The opportunity to take a step back and learn things about members of your class is an incredibly useful and valuable gift that will influence the way that you teach for the rest of the year.
What is the structure of a Live Encounter day?
Normally this will be followed by a series of games or activities. These are always hands-on and practical. We aim to have the children up on their feet within half an hour. Often they are taught to build or create something that will help them later on.
The day ends with a big event or challenge to help the children demonstrate the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired throughout the day.
Which topics do you cover?
- Anglo Saxons
- Stone Age
We also offer days on popular children’s books, our sustainable energy day, drama, music, and our new science day for 2019 where your class can spend a day with a jedi!
How much does it cost?
School budgets are tight, we understand that. Unlike with school trips, time and money aren’t wasted on coaches, packed lunches and consent forms. The money is invested in resources, props and costumes to ensure we make the most of every minute in your classroom. We bring the learning to you, which means that children are in a safe and comfortable environment and your school’s precious time and money is being used for what really matters.
Each booking also receives a free personalised video message from the character, which means that the experience can continue long after we have left.
Can you teach more than one class per day?
Three would probably be the maximum amount of classes for one day, as we want the children to create a relationship with the character so we need to allow time for that.
Also, if we work with multiple classes in a day, we usually suggest that we use a big open space (playground or sports hall) to create a big group activity with all the classes to finish the day.
Do we need to provide anything?
It’s as easy as that.
All the resources and materials will be taken care of. We even have forms to send out to parents if required.
When can you come to my school?
Our availability varies throughout the year, so let us know in advance if there is a particular date you wanted to book.