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At the heart of English folk
Film

Film

This page features some mini documentary films from The Full English and The Full English Extra projects.

 

The Full English Project - an overview

This film gives an overview of the ground-breaking nationwide digital archive and learning project led by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) from 2012-2014. 

 

The Full English Learning Programme - cultural heritage across the curriculum

 

This film shows The Full English learning programme that took place in the 2013 – 2014 academic year focusing on how cultural heritage was explored across the curriculum.

 

The Full English Learning Programme - folk dance in schools

This film shows The Full English learning programme that took place in the 2013 – 2014 academic year focusing on how folk dance was used in schools across England.

 

The Full English Learning Programme - with communities

 

This film shows The Full English learning programme that took place in the 2013 – 2014 academic year focusing on work with communities.

 

The Full English Learning Programme - with schools

This film shows The Full English learning programme that took place in the 2013 – 2014 academic year focusing on work with 19 schools across England.

 

The Full English Learning Programme - folk music in schools

 

This film shows The Full English learning programme that took place in the 2013 – 2014 academic year focusing on how folk music was used in schools across England.

 

Pathfield School

Pathfield School is a special school for pupils aged 3–19 with a number of severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

Artists worked across the school, teaching local folk songs and arranging them in highly accessible ways. They explored multi-sensory elements with a set of lyrics – Lines on Frost – printed by a nineteenth-century Barnstaple broadside printer, devised a social dance with children using Rodney so Bold and provided inclusive performance opportunities with a large scale version of Barnstaple Fair.

Pupils were able to play a range of instruments, dance and experience material from the community they study in.

Teacher: Jenni Coats
Artists: Paul Wilson and David Faulkner (Wren Music)
Trainee: Jon Dyer

 

The Full English Extra

These films show work that took place as part of The Full English Extra learning programme during the 2015-16 academic year. The programme reached around 1400 people through projects in Berkshire, London and Yorkshire in partnership with three national museums. 

 

The Full English Extra with the Museum of English Rural Life at Arbour Vale School

 

 

The Full English Extra with the Museum of English Rural Life and students from Berkshire Maestros

 

The Full English Extra with the National Coal Mining Museum for England

 

 

The Full English Extra with the National Maritime Museum

 

 

Resource Bank

Click here to browse our comprehensive Resource Bank with freely downloadable teaching and learning materials

 

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