Student workshops

Every year, Coram SSF runs thrilling standalone workshops with thousands of young people in primary, secondary and SEND schools across the country. Fully customisable and designed to get participants working actively, these sessions will leave your group illuminated, energised and empowered to further explore Shakespeare's words. Find out how your school could benefit from our student workshop offer today.

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Who is it for?

We run student workshops for primary, secondary and SEND students. All our workshops can be tailored to the needs, interests and abilities of your students.

Play in a Day

Suitable for Years 4 - 6 (Key Stage 2). Our Play in a Day workshop is a fun, interactive day culminating in a Shakespearean performance. Exploring Shakespeare with CSSF encourages open-mindedness and curiosity in students as they navigate the characters and stories and our Play in a Day workshop is the most innovative way to embed resilience and creativity into your school reopening, facilitating reconnection both socially and educationally as we all settle into the ‘new normal’.

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“He came to us as a selective mute, and he’s discovered his lion’s voice. Through using the drama, he’s developed his voice.” Teacher, Rushmere Hall Primary School

Storytime Shakespeare

Suitable for Primary or SEND schools. We will deliver a workshop with every year group throughout the day. This unique comprehensive experience will introduce your students to a Shakespeare story, bring characters to life and explore Shakespeare’s language. The day will end with a sharing of the story for parents and carers.

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Summer Dreaming

Suitable for Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) and Year 7. Your class will enjoy two days of workshops with CSSF directors, then present an outdoor, site-specific performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance is a combination of narration, music, movement sequences and short scenes using the original Shakespearean text. Learning experientially, your pupils will build deep knowledge and understanding of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays whilst building collaboration and communication skills.

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"The team at Shakespeare Schools are endlessly positive, imaginative and enthusiastic, showing a genuine and admirable willingness to improvise and adapt according to the complex needs of children with autism and thus enabling them to succeed in many, many ways.” Headteacher, Queensmill School

Playing Shakespeare

Suitable for Year 8 upwards: (Key Stages 3 and above). Our Playing Shakespeare workshop is a masterclass in Shakespearean performance. Our creative facilitators use a range of vocal, textual and movement techniques from leading rehearsal rooms to unlock students' creativity, enhance teamwork and communication skills and boost their confidence.

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Unlocking Shakespeare

Suitable for Year 10 upwards: (Key Stage 4 and above). Grounded in the GCSE English Assessment Objectives, our ‘Unlocking Shakespeare’ workshop uses rehearsal room techniques to accelerate your students’ understanding of the story, characters, language and key themes. It is the perfect workshop to get your students up to speed with GCSE Shakespeare English content in an engaging, playful and meaningful way.

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Bespoke workshops for SEND Schools

Coram SSF’s active and inclusive approach engages over a thousand pupils with Special Educational Needs each year, proving that Shakespeare is for everyone. Our workshops for SEND schools are always bespoke, built in accordance with individual needs and areas of interest.

 

How much does it cost?

To find out how much your bespoke student workshop would cost, contact our Workshops Officer, Ally Couch, via ally.couch@coramshakespeareschools.org.uk, or on 0207 601 1826.

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5,600
young people of all abilities and ages took part in our 2020 Festival

With us, young people from all walks of life get the chance to shine through the unique power of the arts.

About our impact
85%
of teachers say their students' academic attainment improved thanks to the Festival

We give young people a chance to learn in a fun and collaborative environment.

About our impact
95%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
98%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
86%
of teachers say their students improve academically

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
300,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

Our flagship project is the Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

Coram SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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