Bring legend to life

9th March 2007 at 00:00
Interactive theatre is being used as a Trojan horse to help classics teaching infiltrate state schools.

The Living Classics troupe, led by former Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paul O'Mahony, has developed special performances of Greek legends such as Theseus and the Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus. Their performances are interactive, allowing children to follow the actors into the labyrinth or act out parts in the Trojan war.

The scheme has been overseen by Lorna Robinson, a 28-year-old classics teacher who left the exclusive private school Wellington college last year to promote classics to comprehensives.

The Living Classics troupe plans to tour 20 Oxfordshire state schools, then schools in London's East End, where 10 schools have expressed an interest.

* www.irismagazine.org

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now