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We have a number of resources available to support our work and accompany our projects. We have divided them into Arts, Humanities and Sciences for ease of reference. Please do have a look! If you would like to see programmes from any of our projects then please look at the individual project page.

Arts

Art

ReFrieze
Suitable for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Education launched this unique cross-curricular project in September 2010. Using the Hall's Victorian frieze as a starting point students were encouraged to use art to explore issues surrounding history and citizenship. The resources produced for this project will be available to download free shortly.

ReFrieze Resources 

 

Music

Classical Spectacular
Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2

Classical Spectacular is a dazzling and unique classical music concert with incredible lights, lasers, special effects and cannons that has entertained over one million people at the Royal Albert Hall. The concert is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Band of the Welsh Guards. To support the concert, Education produce a teachers' pack for this event.

Classical Spectacular Teaching Pack 

Humanities

History

Royal Albert Hall Victorians workbook
Suitable for Key Stage 2

This free workbook is part of our Victorians workshops. Find out about why the Hall was built and imagine the opening of the Hall and the lives of the different people who would have attended the opening in 1871.

Victorians Workbook
 

Sciences

Science 

Live Science Lesson
Suitable for Key Stage 4

In October 2012, the Royal Albert Hall successfully broadcast the world's first science lesson streamed live via Facebook. the 15 minute lesson about the science of sound was carried out in our Elgar Room in front of a live audience of local schoolchildren, and broadcast live to classrooms around the world. Television presenters Dallas Campbell and Dr Yang Wong demonstrated the science of sound, showing how we can 'watch sound dance' using cornflour, water and a speaker – as well as tackling an age-old myth to see if a wine glass really can be broken by the human voice.

Watch on YouTube

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Physics 

Dr Mark's Sound of Science at the Royal Albert Hall
Suitable for Key Stage 2.

Inspire and engage your pupils wit these fully illustrated, curriculum linked classroom experiments designed to get your pupils thinking, talking and experimenting. This learning resource explains and defines important concepts to do with the science of sound including: What is sound?, How does sound travel? and How do we hear?.  It also includes classroom activities and experiments to help children discover for themselves the science of sound with particular emphasis on how sound works at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Showtime

Showtime is a free interactive education resource developed by the Royal Albert Hall which uses and develops pupils English, Maths and ICT skills and applies them to real life work situations. Students and teachers embark on a journey which uses the knowledge and skill they have developed in school and applies this to the daily workings of the Royal Albert Hall. Through a variety of engaging tasks and activities Showtime covers Key Stage 3 and 4 English, Maths and ICT national curriculum and it also delivers key Functional Skills requirements.

How does it work?

Showtime consists of a series of short films featuring Royal Albert Hall employees carrying out their work. The resource covers a wide cross section of professions including management, marketing, ticket sales, lighting, sound, make-up and costume design roles. This develops children’s understanding of the different duties and responsibilities required to put on an event or show and manage a cultural venue as diverse as the Royal Albert Hall.

What is included?

Each curriculum area of English, Maths and ICT includes approximately 30 hours of teaching time. Each topic is accompanied by teachers' notes and a table to show how each task is relevant to the specific curriculum objectives in English, Maths and ICT as well as delivering the Functional Skills agenda.

Getting started

More detailed information about what Showtime is can be downloaded here.

Download PDF

Downloading Showtime is very simple. Fill in the online Registration Form and you will receive a link to Showtime for you to install on your PC or Mac.

Fill in an online registration form

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