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At the heart of English folk

Watch latest films from The Full English learning programme

The two latest films from The Full English learning programme are now available to view online. Visit the EFDSS website to see them now, as well as  other films from The Full English learning programme which took place across England in 2013 – 2014.

The Full English learning programme – with communities

This energetic and vibrant 10 minute film shares footage taken from creative learning projects and events which took place with our cultural partners in each region of England. The film captures the sheer diversity, joy and creativity of many of these events - for families, community choirs, and youth and adult music-makers – as well as the popular introductory Folk Song in England study days. 

Sage Gateshead

The Full English learning programme – folk dance in schools

Featuring nine minutes of action packed footage, this film shows a wide variety of folk dance forms – including morris, sword, clog and ceilidh - in action across the curriculum from key stage 1 – 5. These mini case studies include young people studying dance for GCSE and International Baccalaureate qualifications. Footage is contextualised with short clips of teachers and students discussing the positive impact and potential of this work.

Stantonbury Campus

Both films were filmed and edited by regular EFDSS artistic collaborator Roswitha Chesher.

Resource bank

Learning resources created through the projects featured in the film (eg using folk dance creatively across primary and secondary education, film clips, audio files of music, contextual background information, ideas for cross-curricular learning and many other resources) are now available to freely access and download from the EFDSS Resource Bank.

The Full English project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional support from the National Folk Music Fund, The Folklore Society, and individual donations.




National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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