ISBN: 978-1-900230-60-5

Barlows’ Cunning Little Vixen. An Evaluation of The European Opera Centre’s First Educational Project

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Edge Hill University Department of Social Sciences

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This evaluation explores the experiences of those involved in the European Opera Centre’s new educational programme launched at Barlows Primary School in North Liverpool in 2017.

Participants included school staff and supporters, Year 5 pupils and parents, and the European Opera Centre’s team. This involved:
• Investigating how the animated opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, might be used as an educational tool
• Considering how the project builds relationships through its collaborative approach
• Investigating and analysing children’s experiences of taking part in the European Opera Centre’s project
• Exploring the meanings that the project’s stakeholders derive from the project (the school’s staff and supporters, including parents, and the Centre’s team of facilitators)
• Looking at the learning derived from the project for the children and the adults involved.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Education

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Drama

Access Type: Free Download