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November 2019

Research exploring the impact of theatre on the provision of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development in schools

Over recent years, changes to the educational landscape have resulted in a decrease in arts activity in schools. To respond to these challenges Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah initiated a pilot project to investigate new ways of working, building on the findings of a report by the Royal Society of the Arts called ‘Schools with Soul’. This report focused on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) and found that, whilst this area had the potential to lay the groundwork for young people to manage the complex demands of modern life, provision in many schools was marginalised with low levels of teacher confidence. Much Theatre in Education has strong connections to SMSC and so the project was designed to test the impact of theatre pedagogies on SMSC provision, using an integrated model of a live performance, The Vultures’ Song (inspired by the Partition of India) and accompanying digital interactive educational resources.

Research was carried out into the impact of the project. This can be found here.  For further information about the project or to find out more about the Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, please contact


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