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Ignite a passion for Shakespeare – free resources, professional learning with the RSC (4/3/19), plus Shakespeare Festival

04.02.19

If you’d like to work with RSC actors and education practitioners, sharpen your skills in teaching Shakespeare, get some free resources for teaching Romeo and Juliet, and maybe even enter your pupils into the world’s largest youth drama festival, read on!

Work with the RSC and delve into Romeo and Juliet

We’re going to be exploring the text of Romeo and Juliet during our professional learning day on Monday 4 March, 10am-4pm at St David’s Hall Cardiff. You’ll get the chance to work with RSC actors and education practitioners and to get tips and strategies to take back into the classroom.

Places on the course are free for teachers in South Central Wales and the network will sponsor your attendance by supporting the cost of supply staff up to £150 per day.

Find out more and book here

Grab some free resources

The lovely people at the Shakespeare Schools Festival have given us a free resource to share with you ahead of our CPD day and their festival (see below). It’s a sample from their new Welsh curriculum-aligned scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet (lessons one and two). It’s aimed at lower primary/upper secondary ages and contains a scheme overview, lesson plans, curriculum links, character cards, character descriptions, story points and story events with key language excerpts.

Download the Romeo and Juliet lessons

Can’t get enough Shakespeare? You’re invited to the World’s Largest Youth Drama Festival – the Shakespeare Schools Festival!

 In just nine months time (Oct/Nov 2019), schools throughout south Wales will be taking to the stages of local professional theatres, in front of packed auditoriums, to perform their own versions of Shakespeare plays as part of the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival run by the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. And your pupils can be a part of it!

Included in the Festival is:

  • A full day of CPD to give you all the skills you need to direct your Shakespeare production
  • Access to abridged Shakespeare scripts
  • Access to world-class teaching resources in our online library
  • Schemes of work on Shakespeare with clear links to the Welsh curriculum 
  • A Company Workshop for your students outside of school with professional theatre practitioners
  • The Festival night at the theatre,alongside other school casts, complete with professional lighting and sound from theatre technicians

Find out more on the Shakespeare Schools Festival website or call 02076 011800 to talk to one of the Schools Outreach Officers.

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