Primary Schools

Primary schools in Torbay and Devon can get involved with our Open Doors Outreach programme through these key offers:

Resource Packs for Educators:

Doorstep has teamed up with a number of other cultural partners to provide resources and support for schools during the Covid-19 crisis. You can access these free, easy to download and easily printable resources which include dance, drama, visual arts, music, radio and play-based approaches for primary educators here.

Resource Pack 1 – Reconnect Pack

Resource Pack 2 – Creative Connections

Resource Pack 3 – Take Notice

Touring Theatre Shows:

Doorstep regularly programmes touring theatre performances in Torbay schools. Previous touring companies for primary performance have included PaddleBoat Theatre Company (pictured), Running Dog Theatre, Lens Flayre Company, Polarbear, and many others.

Email to find out more or to express interest in your school being a recipient.


Artists in Residence programmes:

In 2019, Doorstep piloted our ‘Spark Schools’ programme, partnering with Roselands Nursery, Oldway Primary, White Rock Primary, Torre Church of England Primary, and St Marychurch Primary. This programme developed innovative models of arts-in-the-curriculum, and successful pilot models will continue into the 2020-21 year. Available offers for next year include:

Email to find out more or to request a residency at your school.


After-School Drama Clubs:

Where possible, Doorstep can help to provide schools with a professional Teaching Artist to deliver a weekly after-school drama club. In some instances, we can work alongside an existing staff member to support their drama skills, providing curriculum ideas, games, exercises, CPD and additional support to enable them to develop their practice and run the provision long-term. Email to find out more.


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