Primary School Package

We offer a bespoke Primary School Partnership package delivered by our specialist education team, Moving Together. This offer is available to schools in North Leicester and Leicestershire, and forms part of our pilot to establish connections with our local institutions. Schools are able to access dance-based activity through the partnership, enriching pupils arts and cultural experiences.

Objectives of the partnership

A specialist dance practitioner will work with each school to provide the following:

  • a full day of practical dance activity for 60 pupils, allowing them to gain their Discover Arts Award qualification
  • an opportunity for five children to access a talent development scholarship to attend weekly dance classes at the Aakash Odedra Company studios, culminating in a performance
  • a dance CPD session for up to three members of staff, providing teachers with ideas on how to use dance and movement as a method for learning and engaging throughout the school curriculum
  • support for schools wishing to sign up to Arts Mark; a framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum

Cost and benefits for schools

We are able to offer the Primary School Partnership package to schools free of charge. A small fee is required for the Discover in a Day certification which is charged by Arts Award at £3.95 per child.

We tailor individual packages specifically to each school which will contribute towards each institutions’ statement of commitment. Our programme of delivery will support school improvement plans and will encourage cultural enrichment. With projects taking advantage of links with arts and cultural organisations within the local area and beyond.

For more information on this programme or to sign up to the partnership, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

School year 2019/20

Time frameOpportunityDetail
February half-term - May half-term 2020Discover in a Day deliveryPractical programme of activity offered to 60 pupils
April 2020Staff CPD½ day training opportunity for up to 3 staff members
June - July 2020Talent Development Programme5 weeks of sessions delivered at Aakash Odedra Company studio where children will work towards a performance
July 2020Talent Development group performanceChildren who have taken part in the 5 weeks of sessions will performance at Curve Theatre