Roman History Projects

Roman History

About Splats Make a Play days

Started in 2004 as part of The Wind in the Willows West End and National tour. Designed to involve a large amount of students in a full play production in a day. The pupils improve confidence, teamwork, speaking & listening & all are given opportunity to perform on stage in a relaxed & fun environment. Invite parents for a great community event.

Recommended for: Book week,Projects,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day, Celebration.

Ages: Nursery to Secondary – See  filter on the gallery of days below for age group and type of day.

Amount of pupils: Up to 140 in one day (more on request) max 35 per class.

Availability: All year – UK wide. Advance booking preferred but can help with last minutes plans.

The shows all involve the classic splats elements of circus, physical theatre, music & dance.

How a Make a Play works


A Make a Play day begins with an assembly to introduce the pupils and teachers to the play and the characters they will be playing. This gives our teacher/narrator the opportunity to explain the story and also the tasks ahead for the pupils and the teachers.

Learning the scenes

The play is split into 4 scenes so the classes need to be in 4 groups. Class size needs to be a maximum of 35 (please let us know if you need more) If you have very small groups it may be worth considering joining them together so they make 2 groups and learn two scenes each- a challenge but double the fun for them. If you only have 3 groups again one class can do two scenes. Usually you will find that you can fit in the Assembly and three lessons in the morning and one more lesson and the show in the afternoon. These lessons can be from 45 minutes to an hour and allow about 30 minutes for the show. The lessons are very well choreographed and planned so it is possible to learn the scene in that time.

Making the set and props

After the assembly our teacher will work with the first group on the first scene. The other three groups go back to the classroom with their class teacher and start making the props and scenery as described in our teaching pack which you will receive on booking. These are very simple and not compulsory. These do require paper, card, scissors, string and glue which we do not supply.They then come to the hall to work with our teacher at the allotted time.

The Show

At the end of the day all the classes come together to perform the show. The splats teacher acts as narrator which helps to guide the play along and of course acts as a cue for the pupils. Our main tip for the class teachers is to enjoy the process as although it sometimes seems an impossible task for our teacher to make the show happen it always works brilliantly and any slight mistakes or changes that happen can be taken in our stride and actually often add to the fun! We very much recommend inviting parents and any classes not taking part to watch the show as of course it works best with an audience!


For availability please drop us an email with amount of pupils, ages and the best dates for you or phone Mike on 07944 283659 or 0800 0288101 if you would like to chat.


Please drop us a line with the date/s you require and approximate amount of pupils and we will send you a quote by return. We offer discounts on multiple days and you can choose from our selection of Make a Play days and book over a full range of age groups. We have shows that are suitable for the youngest to oldest pupils and most shows can be adapted for all ages.



We travel across mainland Britain.


We need a sound system and although not essential access to any lighting or staging you have..


It is always one Splats artist per session of up to 35 pupils. Please talk to us if you have more pupils.


All the days are designed to be self contained i.e. you don’t need to do anything before the day. There is a teaching pack where you will have props and masks you can make out of card, paper, paint and glue. You may want to order stock.


The show is performed thirty minutes before the end of your day so it can coincide with the finish of the day.


We do need the hall all day except for lunch of course.


We need the staff ratio that you would normally have plus our Splats teacher. Your staff will be responsible for the pupils tertiary care.


Once Splats have created the show with the school on the date given, then the booking school has the right to perform the show twice the same term but must credit verbally, in programs, posters, websites, newspapers, social media, recorded media and all communications that the show is \’Created by Splats Entertainment.\’ At the end of term the copyright reverts to Splats Entertainment and the school will need to apply if they wish to perform the show again. Please speak to Splats office for further advice.

Splats Make a Play days are available UK wide. We do not charge for travel. All our teachers carry CRB checks and we have full public liability insurance

Gallery of all our days

  • Splats Planet

    Masks, Pictures to colour, ideas for all our project themes

  • Classics

    • Circus town show

      Circus town show

      Our Circus town show is a little different. The pupils still learn all the great…
    • Circus day

      Circus day

      Circus skills day with Splats the circus experts Recommended for: Health, PE, Drama, PTA, Circus and…
    • Wind in the Willows

      Wind in the Willows

      Recommended for Wind in the Willows projects, Animals, Edwardian. Drama, Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening.…
    • Katie’s Picture Show

      Katie’s Picture Show

      Recommended for: Art Weeks, Art History,Paintings, Creativity, Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day. Ages:…
    • Treasure Island

      Treasure Island

      By Robert Louis Stevenson Recommended for: Pirate Projects, History, Voyages, Action, Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening,…
    • Jungle Book

      Jungle Book

      By Rudyard Kipling –  Recommended for: Jungle Projects, Animals. Friendship, Celts, ,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening,…
    • A Christmas Carol

      A Christmas Carol

      By Charles Dickens.Recommended for: Christmas show, Book week,Projects,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day, Celebration.…
  • Learning to Learn Juggling day

    Challenge day all about learning and juggling

  • History Days

    • Romans


      Recommended for: Book week, Roman Projects,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day, Celebration. Ages: Nursery to Secondary –…
    • Tudor history

      Tudor history

      Recommended for: Tudor History Projects, Shakespeare, English Literature,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day. Ages:…
    • Viking history

      Viking history

      Recommended for Viking projects, Saxons, Invaders, Drama, Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening. Ages: Nursery to…
    • Greek history

      Greek history

      Join Milos and his Cow Daisy in Ancient Greek Olympic adventure. Recommended for Greek projects,…
    • Robin hood

      Robin hood

      Recommended for Medieval projects, Drama, Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening. Ages: Nursery to Year 8…
  • Great for brains

  • Wow days with splats

    Wow days with splats

  • Contact


    07944 283659


    0800 028 8101

    Mike (Bookings and chat)'s Email

    Bobby (Admin and stuff)'s Email

    Steve (Web Stuff and Disco)'s Email

    Splats Entertainment

    14 Temple Fortune Hill
    NW11 7XN

  • Shakespeare Plays

    • The Tempest

      The Tempest

      Recommended for: Shakespeare, English Literature, Projects,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day. Ages: Year 3…
    • Romeo & Juliet

      Romeo & Juliet

      Recommended for: Stage Combat, Activity Week, Shakespeare, English Literature, Projects,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun…
    • A Midsummer Nights Dream

      A Midsummer Nights Dream

      Recommended for: Shakespeare, English Literature, Fairytale Projects,Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Fun day. Ages: Year…
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