Play On Workshop

Our top rated CPD day, Play On, is back.

10 September 2018 - London

13 September 2018 - Leeds

17th September 2018 - Cardiff

This year, we have more content for you to choose from, and it is open to all teachers across the UK - whether you are registered for the Festival or not!

Play On is an extra special CPD training day that you can register for separately from, or in addition to, the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

For Festival teachers it:

  • provides an extra day of training
  • is perfect for brand new Teacher-Directors or returning SSF-ers looking for something new
  • is well-timed to take place in September, just as you are kicking off your rehearsal process in earnest and in need of a burst of inspiration!

For other teachers it:

  • provides a unique CPD day
  • gives you tools to use drama and play in your classroom
  • focuses on creative learning
  • demonstrates that the skills of an excellent director are not so very different to that of a good teacher

“An excellent day - full of practical strategies to use with our pupils.” Gemma, Jericho Primary, Whitehaven.

With three different rooms to choose from,  become an expert on one theme or mix and match to broaden your experience.

Welcome!

The day will begin with everyone together, with a welcome and warm up from SSF and our September tips for rallying a company and staging a show.

SSF room - Spotlight on Shakespeare 

Our top techniques, tips and tricks for directing Shakespeare with a young cast.

This year sessions will focus on:

  • Ensemble movement and storytelling
  • Shakespeare’s language

SSF Friends room - Insights from the Stage 

Guest facilitators from the world of professional theatre are here to share their best practice with teacher-directors.

This year sessions will focus on:

  • A designer’s process
  •  Using Puppetry

Curriculum room - Creative Tactics for the Key Stages 

How to use SSF’s rehearsal room practice to meet the demands of the national curriculum and exam boards. Sessions will include specific content and lesson plans and will focus on:

  • KS2 Literacy
  • KS3/4 English

Ask a Director

The final session of the day, with everyone back together, will be a chance to see a director in action. Delegates will have the opportunity to request tricky or troublesome scenes in advance and our guest director (to be announced) will work with teachers to put them on their feet.

Can’t decide between sessions? Bring a buddy so you can cover several rooms at once!

“Great CPD! Can't wait to apply your amazing ideas.” Tracey, St Swithun’s School, Winchester

 

Cost and how to register

Standard places are £250+VAT per person, with lunch provided. There is no limit on the number of teachers that can attend from one school.

Email us at [email protected] or give us a call on 020 7601 1800 to book your place!

Places for 2018 Festival Teacher-Directors are just £99+VAT per person.

Register via your BackStage account to claim this fantastic discount!

  1. Log in to your BackStage account
  2. Click 'Things to Tell Us' in the top right
  3. Select the Play On registration form

 

 

CPD teacher workshops at Ernest and Young

97%
of teachers told us they developed strong leadership skills

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
95%
of special school teachers saw an increase in their students' resilience

We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Every year children from very different backgrounds come together to perform on the same stage.

About our impact
79%
of special school teachers saw an increase in their students' confidence

We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Every year children from very different backgrounds come together to perform on the same stage.

About our impact
87%
of teachers would strongly recommend the Festival to a colleague

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
As a result of the Festival process,
97%
of teachers are confident working with Shakespeare

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
As a result of taking part in the Festival,
97%
of teachers think they will stay in teaching for longer than 5 years

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 developed a strong relationship with their students through the Festival process

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

About our impact
97%
of teachers told us their students were better able to express themselves

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

About our impact
86%
of teachers reported that their students' academic attainment improved

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
93%
of teachers told us the Festival improved their teaching

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
86%
of teachers said that their students' behaviour improved as a result of the Festival

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
95%
of teachers stated that students were more enthusiastic about learning

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
86%
of teachers reported that attainment in English improved

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
10%
of participants have English as an additional language

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
11%
of participants have a statement of educational needs

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
12%
of participants are eligible for free school meals

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
27%
of participants are minority ethnic

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
More than
1,000
schools participate in the Festival

We work nationwide - from Aberdeen to Aberdare, Carlisle to Clacton.

About our impact
Our young people will perform in front of
65,000
people nationwide

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact
In 2018 we will work with up to
30,000
young people

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact
96%
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
99%
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
97%
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
94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

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

About our impact
More than
250,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

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.

Learn more about us