Our work with schools leaves a lasting legacy both in the pupils who experience our work and the teachers we work with.
Our work in schools ranges from installation based projects for the whole school, to teacher-led experiences for one class. We travel to schools most in need across the UK and internationally – putting the same level of excellence, innovation and dedication into the programme as we do for our large-scale productions for adult audiences.
We firmly believe that creativity should be at the heart of the curriculum: we know it deepens engagement and encourages an excitement for school and learning.
In response to COVID-19 and government advice, Punchdrunk has taken the decision to pause its schools programme. From Monday 6th April, Punchdrunk will be operating with a limited pool of staff for a temporary time period.
Our work with teachers
We are committed to developing ways to support teachers to sustainably deliver creative learning projects in their school.
The Punchdrunk Learning Collective supports a network of primary school teachers over a three year period to develop and share skills, leading to the creation of their own schools projects in the final year. Over the three years, there will be opportunities to join workshops or sharings for teachers outside of the collective.
We also offer INSETs to give teachers the chance to learn more about our creative approach and offer workshops for secondary school students. Find out more.
Through relationships with trusted partners, we’re bringing our creative approach into primary schools, boosting the skills of children and developing the horizons of teachers in the process.
Over a three year partnership starting in 2019, Imaginate and Punchdrunk will work together to deliver their experiences into six primary schools and share their creative approach with teachers.
Part of Imaginate’s Inspiring Schools – Immerse strand, the collaboration will also involve artist residencies, teacher CLPL, visits to the Children’s Festival and bespoke creative projects which will have a lasting impact on pupils and teachers.
A Small Tale: A Teacher-Led Adventure
We partner with arts organisations to deliver our A Small Tale project to schools across the country.
To find out more information about A Small Tale, click here.
We continue to extend our reach outside of the UK, working with partners to deliver our projects. Find out about our past work in Australia.
Explore our projects for schools past and present.
Punchdrunk is proud to work in partnership with schools and other settings on their Artsmark Award journey.
By doing so, we’re helping to put the arts at the heart of education and inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in arts and culture.
Punchdrunk run a number of programmes that support Artsmark including: