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British Council

Date
Saturday 05 March 2016 to Thursday 12 May 2016
Location
Россия

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, British Council and the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia invited educators across Russia to join us for Shakespeare Day – and conduct a lesson dedicated the heritage of the great playwright.

All participating teachers had a chance to take part in the competition for the best plan of a Shakespearean lesson (in any discipline) and win one of three trips to the UK in Summer 2016.

The competition is a part of Shakespeariad – a series of events, lectures, creative challenges and competitions dedicated to William Shakespeare, in the framework of the Year of Language and Literature 2016.

Competition Results

The best projects were selected by the judging panel of Ministry of Education and Science and British Council representatives. The assessment criteria included creativity, originality and implementation of cross-disciplinary approach.

  • Tatiana NEDELINA, ‘Fabulous Shakespeare’ quest, School №1413, Moscow

  • Tatiana KUZNETSOVA, ‘The life of Shakespeare through facts, statistic and infographic’, School №20, Khimki, Moscow Region

  • Olga SAPUKHINA, ‘Exploring Shakespeare through Scratch programming’, School №1231, Moscow

Additionally, British Council selected two more winners:

  • Liliya BAGMANOVA, ‘Heirs of the Prince’ quest, School £18, Kazan

  • Eduard SOROKA, ‘Shakespeare, his characters, plants and animals’, Kostroma

Thanks to the partners of the competition, Cambridge University Press, we can also mark the achievements of finalists:

  • Albina SHAGITOVA, School №10, Leninogorsk, Tatarstan

  • Elena ORLOVA, School №1454, Moscow

  • Elena RYBAKOVA, Centre for Military-Patriotic and Civic Education, Moscow

  • Elvira PETROVA, Bondar General Education School, Tambov Oblast

  • Ksenia KIVOLYA, Urez General Education School, Novosibirsk Oblast

  • Lubov NOVOSYOLOVA, School №2, Boguchany, Krasnoyarsk Krai

  • Marina BOBROVITSKAYA, School №1, Kaliningrad

  • Olga IL’INA, School №59, Cheboksary, Chuvashia

  • Olga NIKIFOROVA, Children and Youth Centre, Kashira, Moscow Region

  • Svetlana MEDNIS, School №457, St Petersburg

  • Tatiana RUDNEVA, School №5, Krasnodar Krai

  • Valentina KRAEVA, School №7, Perm

  • Viktor SIPYAGIN, School №1619, Moscow

  • Zoya KUKHTINA, Zamishev General Education School, Novozybkov, Bryansk Oblast

All finalists will receive Cambridge University Press book sets.

Prizes

The prize is a trip to the UK in Summer 2016 — an opportunity to learn more about methods and practices used in British schools.

The prize also includes pre-paid accommodation fees (for 6 nights), return air tickets to London, visa expenses and medical insurance.

The prize is provided by British Council and Moreton Hall (UK).

Schools in Russia represented by the winners will receive additional prizes from the Shakespeariad partner – Cambridge University Press.

Shakespeare Lives! School Pack

To help the teachers bring Shakespearean masterpieces to life in classroom and promote cross-curricular studies, British Council and the Royal Shakespeare Company designed Shakespeare Lives! School Pack.

These materials will help introduce the elements of Shakespearean sonnets and plays to the study of Literature and English, but also World Art and Culture, History, Social Science and more!

It explores Shakespeare as a writer who still speaks for all people and nations, addressing big questions and themes about the human experience and what it means to be a citizen in the 21st century. This pack encourages teachers and pupils to engage with some of the issues, themes and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays, and to explore the ways they remain relevant and current in our lives today, wherever we are in the world.

Shakespeare’s plays have been staged many times since they were written over 400 years ago and there are still so many different ways of interpreting his work; each interpretation will draw out different themes and ideas and we hope you enjoy exploring the ones we have developed in this pack.

The five key sections of the Pack are Leadership and Power, Identity and Equality, Family and Relationships, Fate and Destiny, Justice and Rules.  Each section contains a wide range of activities for students aged 7-14, which could be used as departure points for discussion in class, or as elements of multidisciplinary project to be undertaken within a school or in cooperation with partner schools in Russia and abroad.

Shakespeare’s plays have been staged many times since they were written over 400 years ago and there are still so many different ways of interpreting his work; each interpretation will draw out different themes and ideas and we hope you enjoy exploring the ones we have developed in this pack..

Subject areas: Art, World Art and Culture, Design and Technology, History, Theatre Studies, Social Science.

To download Shakespeare Lives!  School Pack, please visit SchoolsOnline (in English).

Additional Materials for Shakespearean Lesson Prep (in English):