NEW & FREE: Reel to Real sessions for Secondary Schools

Learning Programmes
September 3, 2014
Image from Pride and Prejudice. Property of Working Title Films © 2005. All rights reserved.
Image from Pride and Prejudice. Property of Working Title Films © 2005. All rights reserved.

Alistair Sim, the Great Bed of Ware, Franco Zeffirelli and the Wedgwood Abolition of Slavery Medallion will be being explored in our new series of events ‘Reel to Real’ for Secondary school students, starting at the V&A this October.
This is a new partnership with education charity Into Film, which aims to bring the English and History curriculum to life in an engaging and interactive way.
Reel to Real combines the immersive nature of film with the wealth of art, design and performance collections of the V&A, to give students new and exciting insights into texts studied on and inspired by the English curriculum in Key Stage 3-5.
The project focuses on eight films, including An Inspector Calls, Great Expectations and four Shakespeare adaptations, and will run across 2014-15. Students will watch the films in the V&A Museum, accompanied by a post-film discussion led by Into Film. They will then visit relevant collections and displays across the Museum, using detailed guide sheets, to reveal a richer context to the world of the film.

Free curriculum-linked resources are available to support the visit. These, along with further links and suggested follow-up activities for the classroom provide a wealth of material for a full-term’s study.
Click here for more information about film titles, dates and other workshops and events.
To book your place onto these screenings, call 020 7942 2211.

For teachers’ notes and resources visit

The sessions are free of charge, so places will fill up quickly!

Schools can also get involved in Reel to Real remotely by setting up a free Into Film Club. If you’re unable to make the screening dates above, why not watch the film in your school prior to your museum visit?
Set up a club to access a catalogue of over 4000 film titles including those in the Reel to Real programme, as well as curriculum linked resources created in partnership with the V&A.

Start an Into Film Club today now at:


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Learning Programmes
September 3, 2014

I manage the programme of performance-focussed activities and events, mainly for our schools' audiences. I've been at the V&A for over 16 years, the first 6 being based at the...

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