Education

After establishing a strong reputation for producing top quality radio downloads, Wireless Theatre quickly realised the importance of using audio theatre in education. In 2008 WTC launched its Wireless Theatre In Education Programme, offering workshops and talks in schools around the country.

Audio drama can be a wonderful teaching aid, whether you are studying the classics and looking for a different way of exploring the text, or just seeking something to play to your class during quiet time, Wireless Theatre are working hard to produce a large and varied collection of radio theatre which will help your lessons.

We can offer bespoke workshops or talks to suit your school's need and budget - ranging from 1 hour talks for up to 100 pupils covering radio production, acting, sound effects and the industry - to full practical workshops covering microphone technique, radio performance, studio etiquette and how to find work in the industry today.

Prices start at just £125 + VAT

Please email mariele@wirelesstheatre.co.uk for more information, our full brochure or to book a session.

“Being told that your lessons are fun by a child is a comment that each teacher loves to hear. Since using this fantastic resource of radio plays for children from the Wireless Theatre Kids website I'm pleased to report I've heard this more frequently than I ever have before! I have used this amazing resource both in the classroom as a starter and as a plenary to a lesson, as well as encouraging parents to share these stories with their children at home. The inviting stories are an aid to the speaking and listening strand of the English curriculum, helping children to stay focused and listen closely to absorb all of the detail. The style of the plays have been created with children at the heart so that the content is appropriate to both Key Stage 1 and 2 while allowing room for imaginative thought. With stories ranging from traditional to contemporary all of which are delivered with good humour and inviting music and sound effects to inspire the children's creativity."

Kate Elliott, Class Teacher

Wireless Theatre Company came to deliver a workshop on radio drama to 7 visually impaired students who were studying for a unit in Audio Drama for BTEC Performing Arts. It was a fantastic session where students got to work with scripts, microphones and experiment with creating their own sound through the use of Foley. A two hour session flew by and we were all thoroughly inspired by the time spent in the company of Jack and Annie who were brilliant leaders and teachers leaving me with some highly perceptive feedback on the students which I can use towards their BTEC qualification. I would not hesitate to have them back again. In fact, I can’t wait to!”

Lucy Rix, New College Worcester

"Thanks for the talk; the students really enjoyed it and are very excited about giving their own play a go"

A Bull, St Bartholomew School

We offer a schools membership of £100 per year to download plays and educational content.

Please  contact us here for more details - packages can be tailor made to suit the schools needs.

We offer a university wide membership on request, please contact us for more info.

 

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