Education

 

Graeae is offering a bespoke education legacy programme for both primary and secondary schools, linked to our production of This Is Not For You as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

 


Primary Schools in London and Stockton

Who We Are, a unique opportunity for children to explore the unheard stories of those who come back from war.

‘Who We Are’ explores the unheard stories of those who have returned from war disabled. Children will connect to stories from across history, learn about disabled veterans from WW1 up until now and explore how communities adapt. Using this learning, children will create and personalise their own figure imagining their talents, legacy, fears and ambitions. The programme will culminate in a medal ceremony and performance sharing in your school.

Learning Outcomes

  • British history, significant figures, diversity and change
  • Narratives, storytelling, listening skills and presentation
  • Creative thinking and material exploration

Reflection and Developing Relationships

Children will explore personal and social issues and reflect on these in relation to peace. The workshops will develop respect for and acceptance of the differences between people, with children working individually and in teams, making use of social skills, communication and collaboration.

Suitable for: Key Stage 2
Duration: 5 half day sessions or 3 full day sessions
Dates: 3 September – 2 November 2018
Fee: £50 + VAT
(This is a heavily subsidised fee thanks to the support of our funders)

 

Secondary Schools in London and Stockton

The Journey Home, a unique opportunity for students to explore the unheard stories of those who come back from war.

‘The Journey Home’ explores the unheard stories of soldiers who have returned from war disabled. Students will broaden their understanding about history, the human impact of war and explore how communities adapt. This programme investigates division and acceptance of each others’ differences and students will use research provided around WW1 and disabled veterans to interrogate the impacts of war, division and reconciliation. By examining the themes in the show, students will gain a broader knowledge of history and create their own performance poetry portraying the journey of men and women on their journey ‘home’. The programme will culminate in a performance sharing in your school.

Learning Outcomes

  • WW1, impact and consequences and veterans
  • Develop narratives and creative ideas Poetry, figurative writing & language
    and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking, social justice, diversity and community cohesion

Critical Thinking, Reflection and Working With Others

The workshops will encourage respect for and acceptance of the differences between people, and challenge prejudice and discrimination assertively and safely. Young people will work individually and in groups to question and reflect critically on different ideas, opinions, beliefs and values.

Suitable for: Key Stage 3
Duration: 5 half day sessions or 3 full day sessions
Dates: 3 September – 2 November 2018
Fee: £50 + VAT
(This is a heavily subsidised fee thanks to the support of our funders)

 

Delivered by Graeae’s experienced practitioners including D/deaf & disabled artists and wounded veterans. Graeae is a professional D/deaf and disabled led touring theatre company with a strong track record of working inclusively with children and young people. We will work with you to ensure the programme meets the access requirements of all participants.

Booking information:
Please contact Mette Philipsen, Training & Learning Coordinator for further information or to book on 020 7613 6903 / mette@graeae.org