The Secret Garden Experience for Schools

The Secret Garden Experience for Schools is a unique magical adventure, based on the timeless classic, to be shared in the classroom and outdoor spaces, online and in nature.

This interactive blend of audio, physical and digital experiences can easily be used or adapted to suit classes and groups at Key Stage 1 and 2 and beyond, featuring a host of things to hear, see, and do.

LISTEN...ENGAGE...CREATE with the accompanying Secret Resource Pack. This handy and engaging education resource pack is designed to accompany you and your learners along every step of The Secret Garden Experience.

It contains everything you need to plan 8 lessons or more, including key characters profiles, plot summaries, inspiring lesson plans that meet a host of cross-curricular teaching aims, key facts, storytelling tips and bonus activity ideas. There is also a host of videos and other stimuli to suit all kinds of learning styles. Activities can be adapted to suit indoor or outdoor teaching, suit a variety of class sizes up to 30 and are ideal for homeschooling too.

The Secret Resource Pack is created by Mo Serby (BEd (Hons) Primary Education; QTS; MA (Hons), Primary Education, Assistant Head of School and Year 4 Class Teacher at Sarratt Church of England School in collaboration with James Williams (Associate Director, Watford Palace Theatre).

What’s included in The Secret Garden Experience for Schools?

LISTEN

to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved classic story, adapted and spoken by award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller and brought to life in eight audio episodes, with original music by musician and composer Arun Ghosh. This captivating story is as relevant today as it was when it was first serialised for adults in 1910, before being published as a children’s book. You can hearEpisode 1 for freeto get a taster.

ENGAGE

in the digital world of The Secret Garden by exploring online games, challenges and exclusive content in 8 digital packages created by digital art and performance innovators idontloveyouanymore. You can also download the Secret Garden Experience App to enjoy the Augmented Reality features.

CREATE

using the 8 packages in the beautifully hand-crafted ‘Secret Box’, created by theatre designer Kate Bunce, and sent directly to your school. Each package contains activities, from modelling clay robins to planting sunflower seeds, that relate to each episode of the story. It's bursting with exciting things to do and create, and there's a surprise at the end…

A free lesson plan taster for Episode 1 will be available to download soon.

The 'key' to unlock this thrilling adventure is sent directly to you in your special Secret Box.

What to do next?

The Secret Garden Experience for Schools is available to pre-order from 14 June for delivery from the beginning of the autumn term in September 2021 but it can be ordered at any point after that. Online resources will be available until the end of the Academic Year 2023 so you have plenty of time to plan and use the Experience.

At only £100 (including postage) it offers fantastic value at just 41p per pupil (for a class of 30) per lesson (8 lessons).

Don’t miss out. There are only a limited number of Secret Garden Experiences for Schools available, so book now and let the adventure begin…

To make a School Booking please call our Box Office on 01865 305 305 or contact boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com