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Warwick Arts Centre’s relationship with schools is fostered and managed by our Education Department. The Department has a very simple aim for all its work – to stimulate creativity, spark imaginations and broaden horizons. And for all participants to have a good time while they’re doing it!
“We feel that creativity through the arts is now higher on the agenda since taking part in Cov Cool Kids.”
“Performing to a very large audience is something that has given self-confidence and raised self-esteem to those who are usually unwilling to put themselves on the spot.”
Warwick Arts Centre’s education programme allows young people to:
• Use the arts as a means of achieving a greater understanding of the world
• Develop skills in and an understanding of the arts
• Have increased access to and appreciation of the arts
• Feel a strong sense of pride in their achievements
Performance for Schools – We programme productions specifically for schools from specialist children’s companies such as Travelling Light, Oily Cart, Theatre Rites and Fevered Sleep. Many productions have a schools’ price attached along with free teacher’s places, including productions by The National Theatre, The RSC, Shared Experience, Keehigh Theatre, Cheek by Jowl and Michael Clark Dance Company.
Learning Opportunities – Through connections with visiting companies and our own in-house work, we offer schools a varied programme of supporting workshops, CPD sessions, postshow talks and education packs. Recent learning opportunities include Twelfth Night in-school workshops from the National Theatre, Inventive Theatremaking workshops for children and masterclasses for teachers supporting Teatro Kismet’s The Mermaid Princess and practical work led by Liam Steel of Stan Won’t Dance in relation to their show, Babel.
Arts Education Projects – Home grown projects focus on children for whom involvement in artistic activity is rare and who would not generally visit an Arts Centre. Projects include
• Cov Cool Kids – enables thousands of children in Coventry to work with professional artists to create new drama, dance, music and film and share them with family and friends.
• Boys Dancing – encourages hundreds of boys across the West Midlands to experience the challenge, exhilaration, discipline and fun of making and sharing dance.
• Start with Art – A new visual art project for Years 1 & 2 – developing visual literacy and artistic sensitivities by making new works inspired by our Sculpture and Colour Trails.
Film Education Hub – Funding from Screen WM has allowed the Education Department to expand and develop its film education programme including developing relationships with FE Colleges, consolidating its programme of post-screening discussions and indepth film talks and creating one of the country’s most comprehensive and varied programmes as part of National Schools Film Week.
- Highly experienced, specialist staff
- Schools prices on certain shows
- All Key Stages covered
- Specialist programming
- Quality venues
- Transport subsidy available (conditions apply)
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