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Creative and Performing Arts Handbook

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES Animation and Cinema (Visual Media) Around the World in 6 Museums (Visual Arts) Music Maestros (Music) Photography (Photography) Typography (Visual Arts) It’s Showtime! (Drama) Graffiti (Visual Arts) All Stars Stage School (Cross-curricular) If you want you can get a digital draft of the MetroLine Network Map. The final version of the book will be available for  Full Article…


Bustin’ Moves

Overview Getting students (particularly boys!) to willingly participate in dance lessons is a perennial problem for many teachers. Here, we’ve used a combination of fun software, appealing video clips and fun activities to tackle the issue head-on.  This unit is split into four lessons and aims to improve learners’ ability to choreograph short dance routines.  Full Article…


Documentary Divas

Overview In pairs, learners prepare, film and present a short ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary. One learner takes the role of the ‘star’ or ‘diva’ (popular choices include Marilyn Monroe, King Henry VIII and Dylan Thomas), the other takes the role of interviewer/film maker. This activity tests learners’ improvisation skills whilst also giving them the safety net of  Full Article…


Musical Monologues

Overview Students can feel very self-conscious if asked to sing alone, yet it can be difficult to assess their singing ability in any other way. Ironically, everyone enjoys singing, even if only in private! This activity is relatively non-threatening because it is fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It can be done in groups  Full Article…


Audio Actors

Overview Learners begin to understand the key features of performing on the radio and to experience the roles of researcher, technician, actor, writer, producer, director and manager. Depending on which aspects you want the students to concentrate on, this unit usually requires three to five lessons in order to do it justice. By the end  Full Article…


Pinterest Poem

“A work of art is, above all, an adventure of the mind” Overview Pupils read, perform and document themes and images from a selected poem to enhance the kinaesthetic approach to learning. Each learner/group of learners create a Pinterest board based on a poem of their choice. We used The Lady of Shalott by Alfred  Full Article…