Royal Shakespeare Company goes to school

School’s results go from Bottom to top, thanks to Shakespeare 

by Sarah Cassidy

This was in yesterday’s Guardian.  The Royal Shakespeare Company has been working with schools to get Shakespeare used more in the curriculum.  In an unremarkable school in Thanet, Kent, remarkable things are happening.  Even in other unrelated subjects! Read on! 

This is sure to make teachers sit up, whatever subject they teach.  Any of our alumni working in drama education have a head-start, you would imagine.  And it reinforces the power of active learning, as far as our pedagogues are concerned.

(I posted this on our library blog, Whittaker Live, yesterday, but decided it was just as relevant on my own teaching blog – so I’ve reproduced it here.)


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