Join Surrey Arts and the Royal Opera House for Create and Sing 2021

Create and Sing 2021In Spring 2021, Surrey Arts will join forces with the Royal Opera House to bring a two-part twilight CPD training programme exploring the ROH Create and Sing Carmen scheme of work (KS1-KS3). Specialist ROH drama and music practitioners will introduce the programme, pedagogy and resources before guiding teachers through effective approaches to supporting students’ creative learning by exploring opera.

Create and Sing is an innovative drama and singing programme supporting young people’s creative learning and giving voice to their creativity. The nationally and freely available teacher training and resources engage schools in a creative process leading towards creating opera in the classroom. Watch the summary video here.

Teachers are not required to have specialist music training as the free certified training and unique online resources help guide them through the programme every step of the way.

Create and Sing’s Covid-19 adaptations

Create and Sing has adapted this year, with training taking place through virtual twilight sessions in the Spring term and we encourage schools to plan to begin their projects in the summer or beyond.

For schools facing curriculum time pressures, we are recommending the Explorer (5-week lesson plan) schemes of work, with an emphasis on the quality and not quantity of creative work being produced. The practitioners will explore with teachers approaches to singing and drama activity within Covid-guidelines, however, teachers must shape their projects to fit their individual school risk assessments. 

To Register…

Go to the Eventbrite pages below to register your free place. Please note this is a two-part virtual training course delivered across two twilight sessions. Attendees need to register for both the events below. There is more information about the virtual training is given on the Eventbrite pages. We also ask that you nominate a ‘deputy attendee‘ who will stand in for you in case you are unable to make the training.

Part 1: 18th March, 4-6pm: 

Part 2: 22nd April, 4-6pm: 

If you have any questions, please get in touch via and​we look forward to welcoming you to the programme.