Get your pupils singing and moving while learning! Our much-loved, annual Primary Schools Tour helps teachers all over Scotland deliver aspects of A Curriculum for Excellence, giving up to 100 of your P5-P7s the opportunity to be involved in a special performance day, during which our team of experts help them stage their own all-singing, all-dancing 30-minute show. This year, we bring you Vikings!: The Quest for the Dragon's Treasure, from Monday 5 February to Friday 28 June 2024.
Each school that participates receives:
- High quality teaching resources, including a teachers' support pack to help introduce the music and related activities.
- A day-long workshop with a team of highly experienced arts education specialists and performers.
- A 30 minute performance for family, friends and schoolmates to share.
What's been said about our past Primary School Tours...
‘The children had a wonderful and rich experience – developing and fine tuning their talent and then sharing it with their audience. The audience were blown away by the quality of the performance and short time span during which the performance was brought together.’
Hottsbridge Primary School, Waterbeck
‘It was brilliant to see many of our pupils who struggle in other areas of the curriculum, particularly socially and emotionally, shine and experience success.’
Blacklands Primary School, Kilwinning
Vikings!: The Quest for the Dragon's treasure
An ancient prophecy sends the Viking Queen and her swashbuckling band of warriors off to steal gemstones from the legendary Ice Dragon, while the sneaky Sorcerer Supreme stays behind, planning to seize power. But the wise Villagers foresee that stealing the gems is just the start of their troubles. Soon the Sorcerers, Vikings, and Villagers must work together to restore balance to the land, for they’ve stolen a treasure far more precious than gold or silver, and the stakes are higher than they could possibly have imagined…
Vikings! The Quest for the Dragon’s Treasure takes pupils on an epic musical journey as they tell a story of magic and mystery, and learn that by working together they can weather any storm.
£100 plus VAT will be requested on confirmation of booking, £800 plus VAT will be requested 1–2 weeks after the performance workshop day. To book, simply fill in and submit the booking form via the button below, giving an indication of when you would like us to visit. If there is a specific day or regular day of the week within the tour dates on which it would not be convenient, please make that clear. We will contact you in the Autumn with your workshop date and instructions about which sections of the digital pack you should use for preparing your pupils.
Questions? Contact Marissa Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work?
1. Online Resources
Scottish Opera will provide online teaching resources for you to work through with your pupils in the run up to your performance date, including easy-to-follow audio and video teaching aids for the songs in Vikings! The Quest for the Dragon's Treasure, alongside fun curriculum-based learning activities which can be carried out in class, assigned as homework tasks or used for assessment purposes. The project is designed to tie in directly to the experiences and outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence, with a range of cross-curricular activities to enhance pupils’ learning experience.
2. The Workshop and Performance
On the morning of the workshop, our team of highly-skilled and motivated musicians, singers and drama specialists spend four hours working with pupils to rehearse and perform a 30-minute show. They bring a fantastic array of costumes with them to really bring the story to life and help pupils present the highest quality performance possible, for an audience of your choice.