In partnership with schools, colleges and universities across the country, Pilot supports young people to participate in and be inspired by the arts, to nurture their artistic and personal development, and to open-up new opportunities and possibilities in their lives.
Accompanying each of our current and archived productions, we provide free education resources to support further learning. These resources include exclusive insights into the process of making our productions, creative exercises to use in the classroom, and filmed scene extracts from our performances, enabling students to watch key scenes again – ideal for students undertaking the Live Theatre component of their Drama course.
Alongside our productions, we offer practical workshops for students to take part in drama, the arts, and creative writing. Led by professional arts practitioners, all our workshops are bespoke and tailored to the needs of your students, enabling them to engage more deeply with our work. Workshops can be scheduled pre- or post-performance in the classroom of your secondary school, college or university.
We encourage young people to consider the theatre sector as a viable career path by providing access to the diverse range of talented people with whom we work. In addition to filmed interviews with actors and creative teams that are included in our resources, we arrange work experience, placements, post-show discussions and talks with industry professionals.
Recognising the hugely important role teachers play in inspiring young people, we strive to support and empower educators to engage with our work in the classroom. Through our programme of continuing professional development and training, we offer teachers new approaches and ideas to enhance the teaching of drama and the creative arts in secondary schools, colleges, and universities.
Learning Advisory Board
The LAB is an advisory group of education professionals working in schools, colleges, and universities, who are dedicated to supporting Pilot in delivering our mission. Meeting three times a year, the members of the Learning Advisory Board act as education consultants to Pilot, advising us on our artistic programme, and supporting us in developing our creative learning programme.