Festival Unwrapped is a brand new, free project for Edinburgh schools offering the chance to delve deeper into one of the productions at the 2020 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival. Participating classes will receive a full day-long, post-show workshop in their school, led by two professional artists. This is a fantastic opportunity for your class to explore the themes, topics and artforms of the show they have been to see. Using a variety of exercises and games, two experienced artists/performance makers will support both pupils and staff to learn more about the world of theatre and dance, inspiring their own creativity.
As well as a post-show workshop, teachers will also participate in a 2-hour long CLPL session in central Edinburgh on using Imaginate’s Talking about Theatre resource, which you can then use with your class to review the production you have been to see at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
We have spaces for up to 10 classes to take part in Festival Unwrapped. Participating schools have to be able to commit to the following: teacher participation in the CLPL session, attending an Edinburgh International Children’s Festival production*, allocating a full day for the post-show workshop in your school.
* If you haven’t yet booked tickets to see a show, please contact our Schools Coordinator, Julian Almeida, on 0131 290 2404 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss availability.