We have a vast array of clothing and costume in children's sizes -from pre-schoolers to teenagers! We can cater for many a popular musical or school play, and when we’re not busy with Christmas and End-of-Year shows, there’s always the Shakespeare in Schools Festival and the Let’s Dance Schools’ Celebration to keep us on our toes. Find out more about our costume collection...
Complementing this, our aim at Gladrags is to provide costume and artefacts as an affordable and enhancing learning tool, pertinent to school subjects, activities, and key learning objectives. Worn by both teachers and pupils our costumes have enriched many a classroom topic, project, presentation or open day.
Go to Shared Ideas to find out how other teachers have used our resources and Educational Workshops to see what we can offer further.
We offer historical costume, vintage garments and authentic cultural clothing to suit most eras and countries, plus plenty more from animals to aliens, princesses to clowns. Perfect for a Stunning Start, we can kit out a range of key historical figures, from Cleopatra and Florence Nightingale to Henry VIII and Nelson Mandella ... and The Bard goes without saying!
Used imaginatively, our Resource Boxes offer a fresh and interactive approach to cross-curricula learning at KS1 / KS2 / KS3 levels. Common requests from schools for History Boxes include: Early Britons, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians & Evacuees, WW1 and WW2, Our Continents and Countries collection caters for a range of European and World cultures and we can curate almost any topic outside of these: Circus, Fairytales, Superheroes and Space to name but a few!
Schools benefit from our subsidised rates, £3 an outfit for members, £6 for non-members – see Costume Hire Prices for further details.
Download our Primary School posters for your staffroom:
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