Children as storytellers
Suitable for years 1 – 4
Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.
As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.
We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.
We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.
With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.
Ifwhen we meet again, why, we shall smile
Children as Storytellers sees the Globe support primary school teachers to incorporate drama techniques into their classroom practice. Teachers take part in professional development led by Globe Education Practitioners, who then work alongside teachers in their classrooms, using dramatic storytelling techniques to teach two Shakespeare plays.
For younger children, stories told or heard can help them understand the world in which they live and allow them to transmit that understanding to others. Talk is a rehearsal for writing, and first-hand situations, experienced through drama and role-play approaches, provide young children with the ideas and language they need for writing. Using Shakespeare’s stories and the Globe Theatre as a stimulus to enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, cultural development and understanding of the world, Children as Storytellers will develop pupils’ responses to and understanding of stories and their ability to share that knowledge. It will also develop pupils’ core speaking, listening, communication, language, drama and expressive arts skills through active participation, play and performance.
Information for your visit
All workshops can be tailored to cater for a range of Special Educational Needs and requirements. Detailed information can be found in our FAQs.
Please also read our FAQs for site specific information (directions, on-site food and beverage provisions etc).
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Location and costs
The CPD can be run at the Globe or in the school. The rest of the project takes place within your school.
Due to the bespoke nature of the project (how many teachers – and therefore classes – you would want to participate), please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can provide a quotation for you based around these.
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We have several play options for each year group. These have been chosen as they reflect themes that are pertinent to the age-group, and provide opportunities for relevant cross-curricular links:
- Year 1: The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, A Misdummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry V,
- Year 2: The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, A Misdummer Night’s Dream
- Year 3: Julius Caesar, A Misdummer Night’s Dream
- Year 4: Julius Caesar, A Misdummer Night’s Dream
If you would like to focus on a play that isn’t listed here, then please get in touch to discuss options.
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Dates and times
The project is designed to run over two half terms, with two modules each taking 5 weeks to deliver. However, we can be flexible with the schedule to suit your school’s particular needs. We will arrange the individual in-school sessions based around your school’s timetable, subject to availability.