Over the next few years, we're looking to work more closely with schools both in our region and beyond to promote the study of Theatre and Performance. In part, this is our response to the gradual decline in the number of students taking Drama or Theatre Studies at GCSE and A-Level nationally.
If you're a Drama Teacher, we want to hear from you! We're keen to form a Network of Drama Teachers to better understand how we might support you in encouraging young people to select Arts subjects for their options - particularly Drama and Theatre Studies. We want to bounce ideas around with you and to keep in touch with you about resources, activities and events which may be of interest to you. These resources, activities and events could be of interest to your students or could be used for your own Continued Professional Development.
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Campus or School Visits
If you'd like to bring your pupils to campus to experience what it might be like to be a Theatre and Performance student at Warwick, we'd be interested to hear from you. Equally, if you think we may be able to offer an event for your students online or in your school, please do get in touch. This could be a short presentation about what Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick is like, or it could be that you're interested in a bespoke workshop on one of our research specialities. In the first instance, we ask that teachers make contact with Dr David Coates. Please note that due to Covid-19 we may be restricted to online activities in the 2020/1 academic year.
Schools Resources and Education Packs
A number of research projects from Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick have culminated with the creation of Education Packs. Find out more about these below:
The Woza Africa (Ages 12+) - Woza Africa is a free digital education resource about Theatre in the African Context created by Dr Yvette Hutchison. Yvette has published extensively on African Theatre. The resource was created for use by secondary schools, but is also being used on undergraduate degree programmes in over 23 countries. You can register and download this pack free here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/scapvc/theatre/research/awpn/woza_africa
Understanding Homelessness: A Creative Toolkit (Ages 14+) - This toolkit was designed by Prof. Nadine Holdsworth as a resource for teachers, youth groups and other voluntary organisations working with people aged 14 and above. It will help you to help others approach the complex issues around homelessness. Please register here to get a free download:
Joan Littlewood Education Pack (Ages 14+) - Prof. Nadine Holdsworth is an expert on the life and work of practitioner Joan Littlewood. In partnership with Essential Drama she has created this education pack. The pack. can be downloaded here: