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Royal Opera House: Create & Sing

Two schoolgirls in red tops wave their arms in the air and smile at a darts in Doncaster project

Join the Royal Opera House for a two-part virtual CPD training course exploring our Create and Sing creative learning programme (KS1-KS3). Our specialist ROH drama and music practitioners introduce the programme, pedagogy and resources and guide teachers through effective approaches to supporting students’ creative learning by exploring opera.

Create and Sing is an innovative drama and singing programme supporting young people’s creative learning and giving voice to their creativity. Our nationally and freely available teacher training and resources engage schools in a creative process leading towards creating opera in the classroom. Teachers are not required to have specialist music training as our free certified training and unique online resources help guide them through the programme every step of the way.

Hear what teachers say about the programme in this video:

Create and Sing’s Covid-19 adaptations

We have revised our CPD schedule, moving dates to the end of this term and the start of next. Please note if you had previously booked onto a CPD the dates may have changed (more details below).

Create and Sing has adapted this year, with training taking place through virtual twilight sessions and schools projects starting in the summer or beyond. Create and Sing virtual training brings teachers together to explore, learn, share and have some fun during this difficult time of separation.

With many schools facing curriculum time pressures but also looking for a special, engaging and rewarding project for the summer, the training focuses on our Explorer (5-week lesson plan) schemes of work. These lead teachers and students through creative learning programmes with a range of curriculum links. Teachers do not need to commit to running a school project this summer to attend the training; all are welcome.

Young women from Swag Choir sing at a Sing Out event at The Dome led by Doncaster Music Education Hub

To Register…

Create and Sing works with partner organisations to bring teachers in local areas together for training. Where possible we ask teachers book on to their area training dates, but if you are unable to make these, there are also nationally open dates below. Places are free, booked via Eventbrite and allocated on a first come first served basis:

Doncaster Music Hub dates

Create and Sing Hansel & Gretel part 1

Thursday 25th March 2021, 4pm – 6pm

Create and Sing Hansel & Gretel part 2

Tuesday 20th April 2021, 4pm – 6pm

National training dates

Create and Sing Hansel & Gretel part 1

Wednesday 17th March 2021, 4pm – 6pm

Create and Sing Hansel & Gretel part 2

Monday 29th March 2021, 4pm – 6pm

Create and Sing Carmen part 1

Thursday 18th March 2021, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Create and Sing Carmen part 2

Wednesday 21st April 2021 4.30pm – 6.30pm


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