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Fantastically Fun Reading & Writing Workshops

Fantastically Fun Reading & Writing Workshops

  • Using the power of gamification & storytelling, our workshops make reading & writing exciting for even the most reluctant learners!

Who are Night Zookeeper?

Night Zookeeper is a BAFTA-nominated children's brand - home of the world's first gamified English program, an exciting storybook series and an animated TV show, united by the aim of inspiring primary school pupils to fall in love with reading and writing.

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Loved by Schools Worldwide

Emma Cotton, Head of English, Langham Village School
My students were able to make a year's worth of progress in their writing in one term, as a result of their involvement and enthusiasm for Night Zookeeper.
Emma Cotton, Head of English, Langham Village School

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Fantastically Fun Workshops

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Kick-Start Writing in Your School

This spectacular day will introduce your children to the magical world of the Night Zoo. Our workshops combine the art of storytelling with gamification to inspire creativity and transform student engagement with reading and writing.

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Students will...

...experience the magical Night Zookeeper story; create their own character and write a report about it; learn how to edit and improve their writing, and; begin their journey on our gamified reading & writing program!

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Teachers will...

...observe how gamified learning can help raise reading & writing attainment in their class; learn how to use education technology effectively to promote a love of reading & writing; learn how to track the progress of their students through our learning game in real-time.

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Enjoyment = Success

“Children and young people who enjoy writing very much are seven times more likely to write above the level expected for their age compared with children and young people who do not enjoy writing at all (50.3% vs. 7.2%).”
Study - The Literacy Trust (data from over 32,000 children)
“Children and young people who enjoy writing very much are seven times more likely to write above the level expected for their age compared with children and young people who do not enjoy writing at all (50.3% vs. 7.2%).”
Study - The Literacy Trust (data from over 32,000 children)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the day cost?
The workshops are completely free of charge. We only ask that you provide the parents of your students with the opportunity to buy a Night Zookeeper storybook or two, at a special discounted price.
What’s included?
This free day is guaranteed to be a game-changer, sparking your students’ enthusiasm for reading and writing. Each student will be given a free trial of nightzookeeper.com which they can continue to use at school and at home. By taking part in the workshops, teachers will receive free CPD on how to gamify their English teaching. Each class will receive a free Night Zookeeper storybook and printable activities, which are perfect for classroom or homework activities.
What does the usual schedule look like?
9-9.30: Whole school assembly introducing students and teachers to Night Zookeeper 9.30-10.30: Class 1 workshop 11.00-12.00: Class 2 workshop 13.00-14.00: Class 3 workshop 14.00-15.00: Class 4 workshop 15.30-16.30: Optional after-school training for teachers
Does Night Zookeeper link to the National Curriculum?
Night Zookeeper has strong links to the National Curriculum, with a particular focus on teaching writing and computing skills.

What do other schools think?

I just want to say what a great day our children had. They were all really enthusiastic and full of excitement about their experience. The teaching staff were equally effusive in their praise too, so it was a hit all around!”
Sian Collison, Class Teacher, Mayfield Primary, Sussex
I just want to say what a great day our children had. They were all really enthusiastic and full of excitement about their experience. The teaching staff were equally effusive in their praise too, so it was a hit all around!”
Sian Collison, Class Teacher, Mayfield Primary, Sussex

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