Get your pupils singing and moving while learning!
Our much-loved, annual Primary Schools Tour helps teachers all over Scotland deliver aspects of A Curriculum for Excellence, giving up to 100 of your P5-P7s the opportunity to be involved in a special performance day, during which our team of experts help them stage their own all-singing, all-dancing 30-minute show.
Each school that participates receives:
- High quality teaching resources, including a teachers' support pack to help introduce the music and related activities.
- A day-long workshop with a team of highly experienced arts education specialists and performers.
- A 30 minute performance for family, friends and schoolmates to share.
What's been said about our past Primary Schools Tours...
‘The children had a wonderful and rich experience – developing and fine tuning their talent and then sharing it with their audience. The audience were blown away by the quality of the performance and short time span during which the performance was brought together.’
- Hottsbridge Primary School, Waterbeck
‘It was brilliant to see many of our pupils who struggle in other areas of the curriculum, particularly socially and emotionally, shine and experience success.’
- Blacklands Primary School, Kilwinning
How does it work?
1. Online Resources
Scottish Opera will provide online teaching resources for you to work through with your pupils in the run up to your performance date, including easy-to-follow audio and video teaching aids for the songs, alongside fun curriculum-based learning activities which can be carried out in class, assigned as homework tasks or used for assessment purposes. The project is designed to tie in directly to the experiences and outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence, with a range of cross-curricular activities to enhance pupils’ learning experience.
2. The Workshop and Performance
On the morning of the workshop, our team of highly-skilled and motivated musicians, singers and drama specialists spend four hours working with pupils to rehearse and perform a 30-minute show. They bring a fantastic array of costumes with them to really bring the story to life and help pupils present the highest quality performance possible, for an audience of your choice.
Interested in enquiring about next year's Primary Schools Tour?
Please contact our Senior Producer Marissa Bradshaw using the contact form below: