School and Community
GETTING LOCAL PEOPLE INVOLVED
The Becket Pageant for London is delighted to be working with schools and communities within the square mile, all of whom will play an important role in shaping the Pageant into a landmark production for the City.
The Becket Pageant for London is grateful to the City of London Corporation’s Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund (CILNF) for its generous grant which will help fund the community and schools outreach work of the Pageant.
Pupils from City of London Primary Academy Islington will join pupils from St Paul’s Cathedral School in singing and movement workshops leading to performance on stage, alongside members of livery companies, other members of the City of London community and leading professionals.
Students from Mulberry School for Girls in a tailored art and design project that will appear in the show's finale alongside giant puppets.
Students will be encouraged to keep video blogs to record their work for exhibition at the 2022 Culture Mile Careers Festival, under the Creative and Fusion Skills category. This will become an online resource reaching an estimated 6,000 - 7,000 students.
A specialist historian on the Becket period will offer contextual learning to participants on the historical, literary and religious studies elements of the pageant, drawing on new educational resources for KS3 and KS4 created by our Becket 2020 partners at the University of York. For more information please follow this link: www.becketstory.org.uk.
RESIDENTS AND OTHER LOCAL GROUPS
Local residents will be offered the opportunity to participate in a workshop to create a giant puppet embodying their concept of the modern ‘The Spirit of London’. What does it mean to them?