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At the heart of English folk

Primary Schools

These films show the performances at the national showcase conference at Town Hall Birmingham from the 8 primary school projects that were delivered as part of The Full English learning programme that took place in the 2013 – 2014 academic year.

Find out more about The Full English.

Download the case study booklet featuring all the school projects we delivered through The Full English, sharing outcomes and resources.

Case study booklet front cover
Case Studies Booklet


East of England

Bewick Bridge Community Primary School
Key Stage 2: Year 5

The Tale of Elizabeth Woodcock
Exploring Cambridgeshire life through dance, music and storytelling


Marton Primary School
Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Turpin Hero!
'Made in Marton' - immersion in and with a local community



Primrose Hill Primary School
Camden, London
Key Stage 2 (School Choir)

Inspiring cross-curricular learning across the whole school with folk songs and music


North East

Federation of St. Godric's and St. Mary's Primary Schools
County Durham
Key Stage 2

The Durham Diamond Dazzling Dancers
Bringing schools together through the reintroduction of folk traditions


North West

St. John with St. Mark C of E Primary School
Bury, Lancashire
Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (School Choir)

Pace Egging in Bury
Exploring Bury in bygone times through games, dances, songs and storytelling


South East

Loughton School
Milton Keynes
Key Stage 2: Year 3

May Songs
Celebrating the customs and traditions of May


West Midlands

Allens Croft Primary School
Key Stage 1: Year 2

Street Cries, Green Men and Morris Dancing
Exploring English Traditions


Yorkshire and The Humber

Shawlands Primary School
Barnsley, Yorkshire
Key Stage 2: Year 4

Courageous Colliers (excerpt)
Exploring tales of colliery life



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