08 Aug Research Launch!
Throughout our history, the Blahs have engaged in research to support the development of our practice and to understand more clearly the needs of our audiences and the impact of our work.
We are excited to announce that we have recently concluded a piece of in depth research funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The research was connected to our 2018 school’s tour of The Vultures’ Song and involved teachers and leaders from four primary schools based in Leeds working with us as co-researchers over an 18 month period.
The research focuses on an area of the curriculum that makes up an important part of OFSTED’s school inspection framework – Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development (SMSC), and explores the impact of using The Vultures’ Song and accompanying digital learning resources to support SMSC teaching and learning. We anticipate that this research will most appeal to teachers and those with an interest in education, as well as theatre companies and practitioners working in and with schools.
We are also delighted to share that two articles based on the research have been accepted for publication in National Drama’s Drama journal and in Leeds Beckett University’s Story Maker’s Dialogues. The full research is available for everyone to download from the ‘Research, Publications and Resources’ section of our website. We hope you enjoy reading and please do get in touch with any comments and questions you might have.