The second story in the series, ‘Lollipopman and the Rabbit of Doom’, has been developed into a stand-up comedy show for kids.
Lollipopman creator Phil Sheppard (above) tells the story with songs, jokes, rhymes and silly voices, whilst projecting his cartoon illustrations onscreen, allowing the audience to visualise the characters as the story progresses. Children in the audience can earn themselves 'I am Super Safe' stickers as road safety questions come up throughout the show.
Phil is a professional writer, illustrator and stand-up comedian (Other Side New Act of the Year Finalist 2007). His 'Lollipopman' show has received glowing reviews from schools, libraries, festivals, newspapers and children throughout the UK (click here to see).
Workshops: Literacy, Art and Road Safety
The show can be followed with workshops, where children can enhance their story-writing, literacy and creative skills, and find out about authors and illustrators, whilst learning vital road safety tips. Lollipopman workshops have been developed to have a cross-curricula relevance linking to many areas of learning (see National Curriculum points below).
Each workshop can be tailored to the needs of your school and includes complimentary copies of the two Lollipopman books.
RIGHT: Phil performs Lollipopman’s theme tune!
"Phil gives 50% of book sales to the school. We sold 58 books and £145 was donated to the school." Cath Lawson, Headteacher, Hexthorpe Primary School
Workshops can cover any of the following points in the National Curriculum:
Citizenship & PSHE 1a, 2a, 3e, 3g Art and Design 1a 1b, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4a-c, 5d English 1a-e, 2c, 8b, 9a, 9c, 11c
Left: Caistor Primary School
Running time (show): 45 mins
Running time (workshop): As requested: from 1 lesson, to 1 day, to 1 week...
Capacity: As requested for show (full school or classroom/year group). Max. 30 for workshops.
Price: £100 for a show, £150 for a full morning/afternoon (perhaps encompassing a couple of shows and a workshop), and £200 for a full day. I am also available for week-long residencies at a discounted price. Travel from South Yorkshire is included within reason.
Special Offers: Team up with another local school and get the show at £75, a full morning/afternoon at £100 or a day at £170 each.