“Undercliffe Tales: An Evaluation – Successfully using drama techniques to improve literacy among school priority groups” was the result of an exciting and innovative partnership to investigate in detail how drama techniques could be used to develop academic progress and improve engagement and attendance amongst new migrant pupils.
The partnership was initiated by IVE (formerly CAPEUK) as part of its role as the ‘Bridge’ organisation for Arts Council England. The programme is believed to be the first of its kind in the country looking into this issue. It involved Carlton Bolling College, Bradford Council’s Education Achievement Service, Freedom Studios (an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation) and IVE.
It aimed to support Carlton Bolling College to achieve some of its priority aims:
The evidence shows that these aims have been significantly achieved amongst the pupils involved.
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