Free Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation and Arts Award Webinar: 14th March 2023

Come along and join our free webinar on Tuesday 14th March, 4-5pm, with Maddie Short, Programmes Lead from Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation and Judy Mcfall, Arts Award Subject Expert. They will share details on the Festival Programme, how you can get involved and how to gain an Arts Award along the way. They will share bespoke resources, including Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels, plus give practical tips and ideas on how to approach activity. We will also hear examples from Emma Starling about their approach to the festival activity and Arts Award achievements at High Close Special School. Book here to reserve your free place.

Emma Starling

Emma Starling, Teacher at High Close Special School

Emma has taught Drama for 16 years, 10 of which have been in an SEN school for children with complex needs, particularly relating to speech, language and communication difficulties. She has been an Arts Award advisor for 14 years, and has taken part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival 9 times- we are now a Gold Shakespeare school and looking forward to another festival performance this year.

Maddie Short

Maddie Short, Programmes Lead at Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Maddie trained as an actress at Mountview Academy before qualifying as a teacher and teaching for six years in North London and Hertfordshire. Joining Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation in 2015 brought together her passion for Shakespeare in performance and inspiring a love of learning. Maddie feels strongly that Shakespeare is for everyone and her role at Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, overseeing the work with schools and developing resources to support teachers, gives her the exciting opportunity to tap into its relevance for young people. She feels especially passionate about using Shakespeare when working with disengaged learners and is very proud of the work Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation does with students in Pupil Referral Units.

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