What is the focus of the West End Workshop sessions?
Our workshops are specifically crafted to ‘educate and inspire’, encouraging all students to take part, get involved creatively and link their workshop to cross-curricular work. We work around the Primary Dance Curriculum to lead movement based participatory workshops around specific themes.
Created and taught by West End professionals, we bring the highest standards of professional dance and theatre to your school.
What are some of the benefits could the workshops bring my students?
It is well documented that children learn in a variety of ways. Physical movement enhances a range of skills, including creativity, teamwork and physical literacy, and can assist greatly with classroom teaching.
Read this article from the British Council which outlines some of the benefits of using performing arts to assist education.
What are some of the cross-curricular activity can I expect from the workshop?
We are one of the only providers of theatre workshops that offer bespoke Teacher Resource Packs which give dozens of ideas for cross-curricular work. Covering STEM topics as well as arts and humanities, there is bound to be activities that pique the interest of your students.
How is the day structured? How many students can you teach in one day?
Our workshops are flexible but are normally structured to reach a whole one form entry school in a day. Sessions last around 35-40 minutes, with an optional full-school assembly performance from the facilitator, to introduce the workshops and get the students enthusiastic about what's to come.
Each Key Stage is catered for and each child has the opportunity of a ‘spotlight moment’ in the form of a performance for the teacher.
What if the hall is used for events or lunches etc?
We can structure the day around your needs - we can accommodate half day bookings and breaks for lunches etc.
What do we need to provide?
We come entirely self-sufficient, so only require electricity supply. Cups of tea help too!
Will the children need to bring anything?
The children can come in their regular school uniform, but we recommend they wear their PE kit. Footwear is not stipulated but we recommend trainers or school shoes, or bare feet, rather than socks as they can become very slippery when the children are burning up the dance floor!
Do you require payment before or after the workshop?
Our invoices are created 1-2 weeks before the workshop takes place, and we normally allow 30 days for payment after the workshop. We can extend this if payment is processed by a local authority or similar. Contact the team for more information.
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