TEAM Education is our way of reaching out to and engaging with young people throughout Wales.
Whether you are in a mainstream school, in alternative education or have just left school or college and are looking for a new direction, we want to work with you to help explore your creativity and develop artists of the future.
If you are 16 or over then you can already join our online network of creatives through TEAM. If you are not yet 16 then don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways in which you can engage with our work – keep checking the NTW website for future updates.
Imagery: Paul Thomas
Play Your Part
We are currently in the process of shaping an education programme for National Theatre Wales that reflects the philiosphy and approach of NTW
We have held consultations throughout Wales to help inform our thinking, meeting with teachers, parents, theatre-makers, home educators, care-workers, education authorities, poets, playwrights, actors and more, all of whom care passionately about the value of the arts to young people.
We would love your input in this process – what do you think NTW should be doing to engage with young people?
Please participate in the online discussion by joining our Rethinking Education group
Ocean Park Academy
National Theatre Wales TEAM is creating an original performance with Ocean Park Academy, a school in Splott, Cardiff. Working with the school over two terms, NTW will be asking the pupils to devise their own creative piece. Taking our lead from the learners we will apply our TEAM approach to turning their ideas into something unique. Support for this project has come from the Arts Council Wales’ Creative Collaboration fund, and we are delighted to be able to demonstrate our commitment to the Creative Learning through the Arts scheme.
Two of the most iconic National Theatre Wales shows: The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price and Mametz by Owen Sheers, are now featured on the WJEC A Level Drama Syllabus.
To support students studying the plays, the creative teams involved in each production have shared their experiences with us, with a focus on the following questions:
1. As director what decisions did you make in presenting the play for performance, concentrating on character interaction and movement?
2. What are the challenges you faced as an actor playing your role, concentrating vocal and physical characterisation, motivation and interaction with others?
3. As designer, director or production manager, what approaches did you take to staging the piece, concentrating on set, costume, lighting, sound and character positioning?
Scroll down to read more about each show, and to find four videos exploring how to productions were made.
If you are a teacher, lecturer, workshop facilitator or youth-group worker passionate about inspiring young people in creative ways then we would love to hear from you.
If you have an imaginative lesson plan or activity that you would like to share to help encourage others to adopt creative approaches to their own teaching, then please join our community group – Resources: A Creative Curriculum.