Drama

60 years of the National Youth Theatre

60 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE

Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day Lewis… Just a couple of the illustrious names to have come out of the National Youth Theatre over the last 60 years – and the organisation show no signs of slowing down The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has had quite a history since it was founded in 1956 by […]

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It's just STEM: rise of STEAM subjects

IT’S NOT JUST STEM: RISE OF STEAM SUBJECTS

Move over STEM subjects, there is a new act in town that is moving education forward at a rapid pace I am terrified of clowns (possibly something to do with Tim Curry’s portrayal of IT in the Stephen King chiller), but I find the idea of the circus quite romantic. However, the days of running […]

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Artifex at Charterhouse

HOW TO STAGE YOUR OWN SCHOOL ARTS FESTIVAL

Reports continue to circulate that the arts are diminishing in our schools, but Charterhouse are going against the grain by hosting their own arts festival. In the aftermath of their second Artifex in June, the school’s Director of Creative Arts, Mark Begbie, tell us a little more about its importance to the school and beyond […]

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globe theatre

SHAKESPEARE IN SCHOOLS

Shakespeare is now a required part of the National Curriculum, so surely that’s something to be celebrated? One expert on the subject, the Director of Globe Education Patrick Spottiswoode, suggests a word of caution Are you proud of the fact you are a part of one of the largest arts education departments in the UK? […]

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benedict cumberbatch hamlet

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IN THE CLASSROOM

This September sees the introduction of National Theatre: On Demand in secondary schools all over the UK, where teachers have the opportunity to stream live productions featuring an array of stars – Benedict Cumberbatch included – direct to the classroom. The National Theatre’s Director of Learning, Alice King-Farlow, tells us more What initially inspired the […]

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tring park

WHERE THE PERFORMING ARTS THRIVE

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of a tiny handful of residential and day schools in the UK that stand at the forefront of specialist performing arts education

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little angel theatre

LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE’S CREATIVE LEARNING

Here’s why the whole of London (and beyond) should rejoice as the Little Angel Theatre unveils their new Creative Learning Centre

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WHY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE VITAL

Executive Principal of Southbank International School Graham Lacey explains why extra-curricular activities are just as important as academic studies and how they have a direct effect on the overall performance of a child In recent years there has been much talk in the educational press of schools relegating the importance they give to extra-curricular activities to allow […]

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shakespeare on stage

WHY SHAKESPEARE IS ALIVE AND WELL AT 450

The Globe’s Director of Globe Education Patrick Spottiswoode tells us why there will always be a place for Shakespeare in education even 450 years after the Bard’s birth Ben Jonson wrote that Shakespeare was ‘not of an age but for all time’. He felt the same about himself. He had the vanity to publish his […]

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indhu rubasingham

INDHU RUBASINGHAM ON WHY THE ARTS CAN’T BE FORGOTTEN IN SCHOOLS

Indhu Rubasingham believes theatre is thriving in London, but sustaining it means that drama must not become a forgotten subject in our schools and beyond If I’d had to pay tuition fees at university, I’m pretty certain that my parents would not have been jumping for joy at my proposal to study drama. I now […]

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