Here's how your school can get involved
REGISTRATION AND TESTING
You need to register online by giving us some basic information about you, your school and the students who will be watching the broadcast.
You can also see the technical requirements
your IT system will need to meet in order to
watch the broadcast.
Nearer the time you will be sent an email which will give you access to the schools’ broadcast link – you will be able to test this in advance to make sure you are set up correctly for the day.
PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS
Our research tells us that preparing young people to watch the broadcast greatly
increases their engagement and enjoyment. We believe that using rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare in the classroom can help students of all ages and abilities gain a meaningful connection with his work. Our range of Teacher Packs draw on this approach and allow young people to explore and experience Shakespeare's language themes and ideas in practical and exciting ways.
Materials for the upcoming broadcasts will
be made available at rsc.org.uk/schoolsbroadcasts
ON THE DAY
The broadcasts start with a live introduction from our studio and include activities for students to help them engage with the production and get the most from the experience. The play itself is broken up into three parts, rather than the usual two, with further student activities between each section and live Q&As with actors from the company. Throughout the broadcast schools can use Twitter or the special message function on
the broadcast site to suggest questions for the actors. We will also provide an On the Day Broadcast Guide which offers discussion topics and questions for each part as well as some suggested activities. The broadcast ends
with a final Q&A.