There is nowhere better to start the journey towards understanding the world of the writer than with the absolute master. Which means a visit to the Globe Theatre.
We start with a backstage theatre tour.
KS3 students can attend a one hour workshop based on any Shakespeare play of your choice, helping them to develop an understanding of Shakespeare’s characters and stories and to engage with the text as a script for performance.
Meanwhile KS4 students are offered a practical introduction to the performance conditions at the Globe, exploring how this shapes playing style and language. The workshop makes connections between time and literary traditions, and explores language as a key to engaging with character and structure.
Next on the agenda is a short trip across the river and back to the present day to BBC Broadcasting House to see how BBC news reports are put together.
Students will see the brand new multimedia broadcasting centre plus a camera’s eye view into the studios broadcasting to the nation. Plus they’ll have a chance to see the state of the art newsroom where they can try their hand at reading the news!
Students will also learn how BBC Radio Drama is made and be able to have a go at making their very own radio play complete with music and sound effects. Other options (depending on availability) include visits to the theatres where ‘The One Show’ and various radio shows are recorded.
Then we move across to Warner Studios where your students can visit the sets of the most successful film series in history: Harry Potter. Here they can witness the extraordinary artistry, technology and talent of the film-makers. Plus there’s an option to go behind the scenes for a scriptwriting workshop.
Alternatively you might wish to take in the excellent British Library English Literature and Language workshops where gallery spaces are used to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy, and research skills through a series of options including…
- Research Matters, a cross-curricular, creative workshop which introduces students to the concept of research.
- Ways of Reading which uses original manuscripts on display to explore the processes of writing, re-drafting and editing.
- Exploring English which offers students the opportunity to develop skills in language analysis and interpretation.
A sample visit can be found on our website but do remember that tours can be arranged to suit your student’s specific needs and your specific interests.
To discuss your tour preferences you can call us on 0845 026 4661 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org