Since we posted online teaching resources earlier this month from our popular primary schools production, Fever!, 14,000 people from LA to Beijing, Thurso to Brisbane have downloaded songs and movement routines to take part in the at-home opera. It will culminate in a performance on 22 June that will be streamed live on YouTube, led by the professional singers of Fever! We will also be encouraging those participating to share videos and photos, and will create a video montage from these submissions to share on our social media channels.
Designed for 8-12 year olds, with key learning outcomes of the curriculum for excellence in mind, Fever! was initially distributed to Scottish schools who have been sharing the links with pupils though their online learning portals. Google classroom is leading the way, with some pupils also logging in through Microsoft Teams. Press coverage, including a link on the BBC Learning website, has also helped to spread the word about Fever! As well as attracting hits from all over England, the resources have been accessed by participants in Chicago, Dubai, Copenhagen and Paris.
This is the very first time an online version of the Fever!, a staple of many Scottish schools’ calendars, has been made available, bringing the funny and fast-moving story to living rooms up and down the country. With new songs and activities posted on Scottish Opera’s website each week, children have so far learnt about how viruses affect the body, and the difference between good and bad bacteria.
For more information about Fever! and to watch the live performance on 22 June at 2pm, visit www.scottishopera.org.uk/join-in/fever-online