Birds and Bees Digital Package

As we are currently unable to tour to schools due to Covid-19, we are delighted to be offering a high-quality film and digital package of learning resources to schools.

Birds And Bees is a brand new show that was commissioned and written this year specifically for secondary school students. Award-winning writer Charlie Josephine has worked with Theatre Centre over the last year to create the piece, which has been made in conversation with young people and developed with input from teachers and students. It has been tailor-made for schools to help teachers to address complex topics including consent, sex positivity, online safety and intersectionality in a way that is inclusive, relatable and accessible for their students.

Teaching Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) becomes compulsory in the coming academic year, and in response to feedback from teachers on the challenges of teaching RSE, we have created a package that can be used across year groups to help facilitate complex conversations in a safe and accessible way. You can use the package at any time throughout the academic year, whenever it fits best into your schedule, and we can provide guidance and practical information to help you to create a safe learning environment to explore the topics covered in the piece.

Our blended learning digital package includes eighteen lesson plans (6 PSHE, 6 Drama, 6 English), that can be used across subjects and year groups to bring schools together for learning as part of the recovery curriculum. All resources have been created specifically to be suitable for use either in school in person or from home in the case of further Covid-19 restrictions.

“I want to embrace the messy nuances and present some sticky questions about sex education… It’s my hope that every student will see themselves on stage, and through my characters will feel encouraged to explore the topics with their teachers in a safe and creative way.”
 Charlie Josephine

What does the Birds and Bees digital package include?

Your booking will include unlimited access to the Birds And Bees film until the end of the 2021 summer term, as well as eighteen lesson plans (see below for further details), a recorded Q&A with the creatives exploring the design and creative process and a live zoom workshop with actors for up to 60 students (45 minutes). For more information on the digital package, click here to download our schools pack.

Watch the trailer here:

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Birds and Bees Digital Packages

Why three different prices?

For Secondary State Schools, the price of the recorded live performance is the equivalent to £4.90 per student (based on 100 students watching the performance, price per head drops lower if shared across year groups and subject areas), with all wrap-around activity provided at no extra cost in order to help teachers manage additional pressures on their time.

We have subsidised the cost of the film and digital package to make it as affordable as possible for schools, and are pleased to be offering this brand new piece of theatre at a much lower cost per student than an average theatre trip (Approximately £1,800 to take a whole year group to the theatre at an average schools price of £7.50 per ticket. This does not include transport costs.).

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School

£490.00

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School with Pupil Premium Eligibility (PPE) of 40% or above

£440.00

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Independent School

£740.00
All prices are subject to VAT

"Unimaginably funny, achingly moving, brilliantly realistic”

Drama&Theatre

"The kids will love it! So current and with such an important message."

Head of English, North East

"Birds & Bees is so much more than just an entertaining film.  It is something students can identify with and learn from.  It's a fantastic resource that is accessible for all teachers, specialist or not."

Teacher of PSHE and Religious Studies, Norfolk

"I loved this performance! The topic is such an important one for young people today... I would strongly recommend this for KS4 students to explore in both Drama, PSHE and Form Time."

Head of Drama, Lewisham

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