How we continue to support teachers

Whilst we can’t perform live for you at the moment, the team behind the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Theatre in Schools Scotland, and our creative schools projects are keeping busy reinventing the ways we, and the artists we work with, can continue to work for teachers, for this term and next.

We would like to support you in keeping creativity, storytelling and performance as part of your lesson plans so are producing a number of activities suitable for home schooling.


We have commissioned artists to develop new ideas for families, for example:
Fabulous Forts incorporates creativity, observation, role-play, imagination, storytelling and even dance. This is suitable for P1-3 and provides a series of videos and activities that could be sent home in 5 parts.
Or you could try making paper-planes, decorate cookies or make your own animated movie with the incredible shrinking Granny Fenella.  
Check the Families section of our website where new content is added regularly.


For P4-7, our Talking About Theatre app is an interactive online tool that can be used to guide pupils through gaining an understanding of a piece of theatre or dance they have watched, with the help of an animated theatre critic.
There are a variety of productions being streamed at the moment, click here for our Festival Director’s best picks to use with the App.



In association with NTS and Starcatchers, a series called Play Dates has been created with new films published at 2pm every Tuesday to Friday until mid-July. Most of the activities lend themselves really well to home schooling tasks and include creating a simple Stop Motion film or building a story. Find out more here.



Noel Coward