Theatre in Schools Scotland (TISS) is an organisation whose vision aligns closely with The Touring Network; one where we are working towards every Scottish community, however small, has an essential and vibrant cultural life. TISS enables this to happen by presenting world class theatre and dance from a range of production companies to schools across Scotland. In an aim to closer align the value of experience of live performances and value of performing arts education within school, TISS has also worked to develop new teaching resources and programming considerations for schools to benefit from.
Theatre in Schools Scotland HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS TOUR ROUTE
The Touring Network were proud to have been their network partner this last season on 70% of shows that toured the Highlands and Islands including the following productions / regions:
- Arisaig & Mallaig
- Glen Urquhart
Catherine Wheels Theatre / Pondlife:
- Islay & Jura*
- Isle of Luing
Titus / Jan Sobrie and Red Bridge Arts
- Dornoch & Bonar Bridge
Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth / By Andy Cannon and Red Bridge Arts
Martha / Catherine Wheels Theatre
A Ladder to the Stars / Visible Fictions and Aberdeen Performing Arts
- Eigg & Muck
Shows marked * were proudly hosted by some of our GET IN promoters.
TISS have reported the feedback from schools back to us and we’re blown away by the response!
100% of class teachers agreed the project was a high quality theatre experience for the children.
100% agreed the children enjoyed the performance
100% agreed that the performance generated classroom discussion
98% agreed the project is useful to my teaching in multiple areas of the curriculum
100% believe theatre performances in school have the potential to help children understand complex issues
100% believe theatre performances in school have the potential to help children improve their emotional robustness
97% believe theatre performances in school have the potential to help children improve academic attainment
48% do not take their children out of school to ANY theatre or dance
“Children LOVED it – so did the staff. Please come again!” on Pondlife
“The children were engaged from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was pitched perfectly and exactly the right length ” on Poggle
“What an inspiration! Thank you so much for a very valuable, entertaining and educational performance. It was phenomenal and I am sure that I will get a lot of mileage out of this stimulating experience and will use it to cover many more outcomes across the curriculum. You have created a memory that will stay with the children and myself always.”On Is this A Dagger?
We look forward to continuing our partnership with TISS, and in the meantime encourage you to further explore what they’re up to here. http://www.theatreinschoolsscotland.co.uk
If you have any queries on how The Touring Network may be able to support a production coming to your local school, get in touch