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For every production the Education and Outreach team will be organising extra events for schools and community groups to complement the current Coliseum programme.
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Children and Shakespeare Conference: Learning and Literacy
Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Wednesday 26 June
A one-day conference for primary teachers
Shakespeare’s plays are an almost limitless resource for inspiring children into learning. This conference specifically designed for Primary Teachers will examine his work in detail; exploring the different ways his work can be taught.
Whether you are involved in the Children’s Shakespeare Festivals or simply interested in exploring Shakespeare with your pupils, this is an event for you.
The Conference will feature Professor Jonothan Neelands, a world-leader in educational Drama and one-time learning consultant at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
We will also be joined by the Artistic Director of the Children’s Shakespeare Festival, John Doona and his team alongside Kevin Shaw, Artistic Director of the Coliseum, and members from both the Coliseum and Royal Exchange education departments. The conference will also feature teachers and participants from the Children’s Shakespeare Festivals themselves.
The cost of the conference per delegate is as follows*
For schools already involved in the Children Shakespeare Festivals:
£85 for first delegate, £50 for additional delegates
For un-associated schools (and individual non-school-based delegates):
£140 for first delegate, £65 for additional delegates
An early-bird discount of 10% will be applied to bookings made before April 30th.
*a new school who wishes to register for next year’s Festivals will be offered places at the discounted rate.
To book your space you need to contact the box office on 0161 624 2829 or download a booking form and return it to the box office.
Unfortunately we are unable to take online bookings for this event.
If you would like more information about the Conference please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 785 7007
Primary and Secondary
As a teaching theatre, the Coliseum offers a creative and vibrant environment for learning. Our team of practitioners are highly experienced at facilitating workshops for all age groups ranging from pre-school to postgraduate level.
In addition to providing workshops to accompany Coliseum productions, we also offer Continuing Professional Development opportunities for teachers and students and a full master class programme covering the areas of directing, set design and technical theatre.
Primary Education Partners Scheme
Focussing on developing literacy through drama, this scheme introduces a variety of techniques and strategies that can be used in the classroom to support the teaching of English, language development and cross-curricular work.
Central to the scheme is developing an integrated approach to delivering ‘speaking and listening’, ‘reading and writing’.
Cinderella Pantomime Workshops
Panto is often the first piece of theatre that children get the opportunity to see so the Education Department at the Coliseum want to bring some of that special Panto magic to your school through a fun and exciting workshop!
We are offering seasonal Pantomime workshops based on this year’s production of Cinderella that will not only bring a huge amount of fun to your classroom but will also work to encourage team building and communication skills, through exploring the exciting theatre style of pantomime, characterisation, panto conventions and the story of Cinderella. Using props and costume, children will learn new skills and will get to act out their own mini pantomime.
The workshop is ideal for Primary school children at Key Stage 1 and 2. The total cost for these workshops is £75 for a one hour workshop or £175 for the day. Workshops can take place in school and can be delivered before or after seeing the production at the Coliseum.
Please contact Nicola Place Education Co-ordinator on 0161 785 7007 or email email@example.com to discuss ways we can work with your school.