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Working With Your School
We believe in working together with schools and teachers to develop children and young people’s abilities – it is at the core of our work and central to our ethos as a community and cultural organisation. Whether you’re a primary or secondary school, find out how we can work together and put creative at the heart of children and young people’s learning experience.
Our Schools Partnership Programme offers practical and experiential approaches to learning using drama practice and the theatre to enhance children’s learning. Our current partners: Badger Hill Primary, Bootham Junior School, St.Olave’s School, Knavesmire Primary, Copmanthorpe Primary and The Joseph Rowntree School. Download our schools brochure here for further details.
RSC Associate Schools
Stand Up For Shakespeare
Through this national programme we are working together with the Royal Shakespeare Company and 13 York schools to change the way children and young people engage, experience and take ownership of Shakespeare and giving teachers in-depth training.
Following on from the highly successful Learning and Performance Network, this project involves eleven regional theatres’ each working in partnership with a local Lead Associate school and twelve other schools. The project showcases the RSC Stand Up For Shakespeare manifesto, with its call to action for children and young people to do Shakespeare on their feet, see it live and start it earlier.
Since 2014 our RSC Associate Schools work has created the following festivals: Macbeth (2019), Julius Caesar (2018), What Country, Friend Is This? (2017), The Tempest (2016), The Head That Wears A Crown (2015), Responding To Richard (2014).
Our current Associate Schools are: York High School, Poppleton Road Primary, Clifton Green Primary, Fulford School, Applefields School, St Barnabas CE, Millthorpe School, Scarcroft Primary, Vale of York Academy, St.Paul’s CE, Acomb primary, The Joseph Rowntree school and Knavesmire Primary.
Contact Education Associate Julian Ollive on email@example.com
Each year the National Theatre commission ten new plays for young people to perform – 300 young companies and over 6,000 young people aged 13-19 years from across the UK take part. We play host to 16 of these companies in our Studio theatre. Interested in taking part next year? Contact Education Associate Julian Ollive on firstname.lastname@example.org
Playhouse is a national collaboration between Theatre Royal Plymouth, Birmingham Rep, Theatr Iolo, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal. The five theatres work together to commission professional playwrights each year to write short plays specifically for large casts of young people aged 8 to 11 years to perform. This culminates in five festivals performing new plays across the UK.
Workshops and Tours
DEVELOPING CREATIVE ABILITIES
For primary and secondary schools, we offer workshops and tours throughout the year. The central focus of our workshops is story and narrative – how a story or production is made and told is as important as what it is about. We aim to develop children and young people’s critical and creative abilities as well as stimulate an interest and understanding of how drama and theatre can enhance and challenge their learning experiences.
Work Experience Opportunities
We offer a range of ways to engage with young people and support the skills development – from our innovative TakeOver Festival for 12-26 year olds to regularly advertised opportunities in our Working Here page.
Please email our Outreach Director, Paula Clark, for more information at email@example.com.
WORK EXPERIENCE AT YORK THEATRE ROYAL HAS BEEN AN ASTOUNDING EXPERIENCE FOR MEOllie, Breckenbrough School
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