The Royal Albert Hall
is developing an on going educational resource called Showtime
produced by Bongo LLP
. Designed in alignment with the National Curriculum
and in particular Functional Skills
, 'Showtime' offers pupils a fun way to understand how their educational learning can actually be useful in real life. Bongo LLP
has designed and developed the software
, whiteboard resources
and a film
for the Royal Albert Hall and continues to develop new products for them. We provided the complete solution from concept to delivery
There are three subjects covered – English
. Units contain recorded video
sessions with Royal Albert Hall staff where they talk to the pupils directly telling them briefly what they do and setting tasks relevant to their work that need to be accomplished with help from pupils.
Within the English
section, pupils learn about marketing through the use of language, publicity, presentation and the importance of grammar and punctuation. In the fund-raising section, they discover the differences between putting on a show in the Royal Albert Hall compared to one at school. They discover that certain rules of engagement exist when you're trying to get money out of businesses for a good cause!
Each component of the subjects comes with teachers' notes
and extension activities
to widen the scope of the sections and encourage pupils to discover the world outside school and home.
Within the Maths
section, pupils have to use equations to solve accountancy, lighting and staging problems in one unit, while in another, they find out about sound measuring and amplification. The extension activit
ies provide further problems, or thoughts on wider issues concerning sound and listening to loud music.
section focuses on the how and why of modern communication methods, and the uses of spreadsheets and databases within the Royal Albert Hall. The extension activities
explore how these can all help pupils organise themselves in their own lives.
It's a visually attractive
resource with an original approach to education – using real people
in a real setting
, setting real problems. The Royal Albert Hall is a fantastic choice of venue because through the resource, pupils learn about its history and activities which are eventful and many, and so absorb information on one of our great cultural and historical icons
without the slightest twinge of pain.
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