The Royal Opera House are offering a series of three professional development workshops with dance and dramatic singing specialists, followed by a mentoring session in your own school, for a significantly subsidized price of £200 per teacher. The purpose of these workshops is to upskill teachers in their understanding of teaching dance and dramatic singing and linking it to the wider curriculum, particularly literacy.
The three days will be practical training sessions that explore the ‘Building Blocks’ of dance and dramatic singing to inspire cross-curricular learning. No previous dancing or singing experience is required! Each will provide teachers with a new skillset to take back to your school with the intention that you will select one of the ballets or opera to build into a performance with your school to showcase with the other schools at the end of the project.
Please see our full flyer for details on each of the three workshops.
Build teacher confidence, providing the tools to facilitate learning through the arts.
Develop a student’s creativity, resilience, communication skills and many more transferable skills.
Have relevance to current topics in school, acting as a theme for cross-curricular work and a springboard for literacy.
Practical training for KS1-KS3 primary school teachers across the country.
Free-to-access digital resources hosted on the ROH Learning Platform.
Introductory films to inspire and entertain the students reinforcing the activities and concepts encountered in the lessons.
Our recommendation would be for a teacher to attend all three sessions, but if they are unable to then it is possible to send different teachers to one or two of the sessions. If possible, we would highly recommend sending a teacher from each key stage and running a number of projects across the school. Each workshop will be informative for teachers in KS1, KS2 and KS3.