Schools and Community Projects
Talawa works with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings. Our work with these groups follows two directions, and supports liefelong learning through:
- Our artistic programme -This involves educational packages connected to our productions.
- Our bespoke workshop programme -We create projects and residences to meet the needs of students, participants and theatre makers.
We place a strong emphasis on partnership, working closely with teachers, group leaders and participants to identify project objectives at the outset and to evaluate success at the end. Project aims can be curriculum-based, artistic or related to participants' personal/social development.
Each project varies widely, however, they often include elements of devising and/or in-role work. Themes have included: concepts of identity, the Anansi stories, Windrush and concepts of home, Olaudah Equiano, the poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson, KS3 Maths, English and Science.