As part of our Learning and Engagement activity, we present a number of year-round creative projects that engage children who are in school years up to Primary 7 with music, theatre, opera, visual art, literacy, and health and wellbeing.
Play On: Stages
On: Stages is
a project that looked to build stages in the playgrounds of primary
schools in Edinburgh in place of the stages left empty in August 2020, when the International Festival was cancelled in a live sense and
moved online. Built in consultation with teachers and pupils, the
structures have been designed to bring theatricality to the school
and support young people to play, perform and learn outdoors.
each structure the International Festival will provide online
resources and a programme of engagement activities to support
creativity and learning.
The International Festival’s flagship classical music project.
of Listening is
a music-based project for Primary 7 pupils introducing them to the
International Festival through song and live performance. The
two-hour workshop takes place in The Hub, with transport provided to
all schools attending.
team of artists present an engaging workshop that encourages pupils
to increase their understanding of music and the role they play as
listeners. Attendees are presented with an exploration of what we can
hear when we listen to music, and how through a deeper understanding
of this, we can engage our imaginations and develop stronger
listening skills. Through live performance, practical exercises and
an awareness of the skills of voice and instrument, pupils are
presented the opportunity to creatively provide their response to