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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue

PRIMARY, SECONDARY,

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Suitability Suitable for KS2 (years 5 & 6 only) and KS3-5. 30 students maximum per session. Dates are flexible across the year, and sessions take place in-school. Dates, Location & Format Option 1: 3 sessions of 3-hour workshops Option 2: 6 sessions of 1.5-hour workshops Transferable skills include: communication, selfconfidence, innovation, leadership, team work, problem solving, organisational, time-management, creativity, selfawareness, articulation, evaluation and presentation. All students will access the performance skills required by the discipline of the commedia dell ‘arte. These include: masked performance, devising, improvisation, directing, stage fighting, slapstick, physical comedy and clowning. Learning Outcomes Cross-curricular links can include: English: script writing and creative writing opportunities. Shakespeare; characters that appear in his plays are often drawn from Commedia. Art & Design: Venetian masks and costumes. Each student will have the opportunity to work in authentic masks and period costume provided for use during the workshops. History: this will require previous research around specified events and support for students. All workshops are practical and designed specifically for the age and experience of the students. Therefore, teachers are encouraged to meet Bernadette in-school to plan the course content well in advance, where outcomes can be pre-agreed. Teacher Commitment & Training Teachers will commit to some research and engaged support in class, so that practical lessons are supported and informed. Teachers will also project manage the performances. As this is a collaborative project, teachers will be asked to provide feedback across a broad skills base, the acquisition of which is monitored closely. 18

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS The three weeks of work will conclude with an in-house performance of scenarios prepared during the sessions. Schools are provided with copies of all video and photographic evidence collected. What happens at the end? Students share their work with each other at the end of each session. Participants are encouraged to present their work and evaluate their progress, setting targets for their next session. Other Resources/Support Teachers and students will be given resources to support and reinforce the students’ learning. Guidance will be given at the end of each session. Costs £500 19