School and Community
GETTING LOCAL PEOPLE INVOLVED
The Becket Pageant for London is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with schools and communities within the square mile, who played 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 helped fund the community and schools outreach work of the Pageant.
Pupils from City of London Primary Academy Islington joined 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 took part in a tailored art and design project making banners that appeared in the show's finale alongside giant puppets.
A specialist historian on the Becket period offered 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 participated in a workshop to create a giant puppet embodying their concept of the modern ‘The Spirit of London’.