Performing arts, literature & publishing

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How to use these lesson resources

The programme is aimed at students in key stages 3 - 5 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or in S1 - S4 in Scotland, with a flexible suite of resources and content, all adaptable to deliver according to age group and to work with existing timetables. You can simply show a ten-minute video at the start of a curriculum lesson, relating a job to the subject – or you can set aside a whole morning or afternoon and do an in-depth activity based on a workplace tour. And, of course, you can do anything in-between.

Lesson resources for performing arts, literature and publishing

  • Welcome by Shao Dow (seven minutes) – use this video with rapper and manga author, Shao Dow, to inspire your students with his story of his work in performing arts, literature and publishing.
  • Sector overview (three minutes) – celebrate performing arts, literature & publishing with this overview of the sub-sector.
  • Workplace tour (ten minutes) – go on a tour of the Royal Opera House production park in Thurrock, Essex.
  • Where I work (approximately nine to nineteen minutes each) – performing arts, literature and publishing professionals, ranging from a production technician apprentice to an artistic director, talk about their roles. You can use these at the start of a curriculum lesson. On each Where I work page, we show which subjects are referred to in the film and we suggest three or four ice-breaker questions to get the students thinking about careers.
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