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Ormiston Sudbury Academy calls on schools to join Shakespeare learning scheme

Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy are taking part in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Associative Schools Programme (4702983)
Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy are taking part in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Associative Schools Programme (4702983)

Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA) is urging more schools to join a Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) programme, with the goal of providing pupils with unique learning and development experiences.

The academy was selected this summer to be one of just five Lead Associate Schools in the RSC’s Associate Schools Programme, which is aiming to develop links between schools and regional theatre partners, and enable students to engage with works of William Shakespeare.

OSA is now working to build its own network of primary, secondary and special schools to sign up to a two-year programme of work involving teachers, pupils and the wider community.

Principal Caroline Wilson, pictured, said: “Taking part in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s national Associate Schools Programme is a brilliant opportunity to provide our students with unique experiences, which raise aspirations and broaden horizons.

“We were delighted to be selected as an Associate School at the end of the summer term and are now looking forward to welcome other schools to join the programme.”

Gregory Doran, artistic director of the RSC, added: “I am delighted that Ormiston Sudbury Academy has joined the Associate Schools programme.

“We feel privileged to work with such a passionate group of educators and I know that together we can continue to transform experiences of Shakespeare and live theatre for children, young people and communities.”

OSA says it is looking for any schools which have at least two teachers who will be committed to helping co-ordinate the programme for two years, and which have support from senior leadership and governors.

For additional information about the programme, go to www.rsc.org.uk/associateschools.


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