A Learning Experience
All Hallows by the Tower is home to a twice-yearly series of interactive Arts in Education projects, run in partnership with Clio's Company. All Hallows has been part of the City of London landscape for thirteen hundred years, and people have lived and worked here for far longer. The team use a combination of known historical facts and imagined but possible events, to stage a series of site-specific plays and workshops for primary school children to bring to life the rich and complex history of the church in its context. The project looks at life in London during Roman and Saxon times, with each production focusing on a separate historical period in support of the National Curriculum in history and literacy. Children take on identities from the period to help them examine some of the characters and dilemmas of the time.
'Ultima Britannia: Life on a Roman Frontier'
Lundenwic: Saxon London’s Dark Lands
"Every child was engaged and enthusiastic. Some of my class have difficulty answering questions so I was very pleased to see how they participated. A great resource."
"This is a wonderful project Very informative and so enjoyable for the adults as well as the children. This is a trip the children will remember for a long time."
"It was such a fantastic day – I’ve been amazed at how brilliant everyone was and really engaged the children. They have got so much out of it – we’ve all enjoyed it, me included!"
The Arts in Education project is dependent on grant funding to enable the programme to take place, and we would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following organisations:
The Chapman Charitable Trust, the Charles French Charitable Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Derek Shuttleworth Educational Trust, the Equitable Charitable Trust, the Worshipful Company of Mercers and the Worshipful Company of World Traders.
We are very grateful to all our funders and project partners for their help.