Primary Education

Education Experiences

Our engaging one-off workshops are designed to inspire students, develop creativity and support a range of curriculum topics across KS1 and KS2.

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at leap@cft.org.uk or find out more about booking schools tickets for shows or events.


Winter 2019/20

This season we’re delighted to welcome new touring productions to excite and inspire pupils. Inspired by these shows, we also have a range of workshops and resources suitable to support learning for pupils in Key Stage 1-3. Workshops are available on selected dates; for more information or to book please contact Richard Knowles at leap@cft.org.uk

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Winter 2019/20 Productions


The Butterfly Lion

Our digital resource pack, produced to accompany our production of The Butterfly Lion in Festival 2019, contains additional support material for use in the classroom.

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The Butterfly Lion: Education Pack


Creative Stories Workshop

Bring reading lists to life with a practical workshop focusing on a story by a significant author. Pupils will develop literacy skills, imagination and knowledge of the story through drama techniques.

Workshops focus on a chosen author such as David Walliams, Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo, Rudyard Kipling and others, in consultation with teachers.

Focus: Literacy and Performance
For: Up to 30 KS1 or KS2 pupils
Duration: 2 hours
Location: In school
Cost: £4 per pupil

To book, contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at leap@cft.org.uk.

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Explore STEAM

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics inventively through a series of opportunities in 2019.

Pioneer Workshop

Inspire pupils through cross-curricular workshops to learn about key female figures in science, technology and mathematics. Choose from a range of topics - from animals to atoms - enabling pupils to learn through drama games and exercises.

Focus: Science, Technology, Mathematics, Performance
For: Up to 30 KS2 pupils
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: In school
Cost: £4 per pupil


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Primary Technical Taster

Led by a member of our production team, pupils explore a technical element of theatre with practical exercises, hands-on experience and insight into the science that creates theatre.

Four workshops are available:

  • Costume – how are they designed and created?
  • Lighting – what science and skills make lighting work?
  • Sound – how does technology create sound?
  • Stage & Design – how do we build a world on stage?

Students can also take part in Arts Award Explore as part of these workshops, with additional fees applied.

Focus: Science, Technology and Design
For: Up to 30 KS2 pupils
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Theatre
Cost: £4 per student


Theatre Makers: Tour and Workshop

Pupils can explore our iconic Theatre on a backstage tour, learning theatrical secrets and the science that makes our building. Whilst at the Theatre, pupils can also participate in a Theatre Makers workshop, exploring storytelling, performance and staging in practical and fun ways.

Focus: Performance and Science
For: Up to 30 KS1 or KS2 pupils
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Theatre
Cost: £5 per pupil

To book any of these workshops, contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at leap@cft.org.uk.


Playtime

Literacy takes centre stage in our partnership programme for KS2. Pupils are inspired by well-known stories – exploring characters, themes, stage directions and story development across seven workshops. Pupils will create scenes from their own original plays to perform for others at the end of the project, gaining confidence and performance skills.

The project works with pupils who will benefit most from literacy intervention, and is offered free of charge to participating schools.

Contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at leap@cft.org.uk for more details and to apply.

Focus: Literacy and Performance
For: Up to 30 Year 5 or Year 6 pupils
Duration: Seven weekly sessions
Location: In school
Cost: Free, by application

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Partnership Projects

Collaborate with us to offer students a sustained programme of learning, designed to enhance theatre visits, develop theatre-making techniques or build key skills.

For more information about education partnerships or any of the activities above, contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at leap@cft.org.uk or find out more about booking schools tickets for shows or events.