Schools & Colleges Programme
Since launching our Schools Programme in 2019, we’ve delivered theatre workshops, touring productions, continued professional development sessions, and Arts Award and Artsmark training for teachers and practitioners.
Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools. Find out how we can support your Artsmark journey by contacting Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Theatre Taster Workshops
Working face-to-face with students and a participating teacher, we offer Youth Theatre taster workshops that are up to 90 minutes and include theatre games, devising activities and improvised performance tasks. These are available for schools in Medway and Sheppey.
Masterclasses for your students led by a member of the Icon team and exploring Icon’s approach to making theatre. These workshops are directly linked to Icon projects.
These free sessions are designed to equip you with practical knowledge and tools that will help you animate the STEM curriculum and inspire creative approaches to learning. Sessions will vary between Key Stages:
KS1 – Bringing STEM subjects to life through drama, music and performance. Blend visual, auditory and kinaesthetic teaching styles to enable students at different levels to take part collectively.
KS2 – Creative Writing & Comprehension. Delve into story structure, story content, plot devices, using language and style for the purpose of making stories.
KS3 & KS4 – Free Theatre Making workshops. Write and devise pieces of drama that open the door to building creativity and confidence.
Community Theatre Productions
We provide opportunities for schools to participate in Icon’s large-scale theatre productions alongside professional theatre performers and practitioners.
Creative Career Surgeries
These are group sessions suitable for Years 10 to 12 considering a creative career in the performing arts industry – performance, writing, directing, design, technical roles.
A practical workshop led by Icon Theatre’s Artistic Director to develop skills and knowledge and inspire the next generation of creatives.
- Learning about a variety of creative careers and building career aspirations to work in theatre
- Finding experience and developing your CV
- Interview role play and making a good impression
- Team challenges – communication and problem solving to find a resolution
- Q and A session with Icon Theatre’s Artistic Director Nancy Hirst
For more information
Phone: 01634 813179