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Learning programme

Inspiring a new generation of folk music and dance lovers

The Full English was a national programme of workshops, lectures, training and community events in nine regions of England.


  • Delivered creative projects with 19 schools – a mix of primary and secondary – demonstrating high quality practice in folk arts education with young people.
  • Explored the roots, development and social impact of English folk song and singers, with a focus on The Full English collections, through a series of Folk Song in England study days at venues across England.
  • Engaged new people, particularly families, in folk activities through a series of free Family Days at venues across England.
  • Encouraged community choirs, ensembles and groups to introduce folk related material into their repertoire through a series of free community performances at venues across England.
  • Developed a resource bank, to ensure that teachers and pupils get the most from their involvement with the project, and to enable the activities to be disseminated to those who have not been directly involved.
  • Delivered professional development training days for teachers, musicians, dancers and other educators to share expertise in engaging young people with folk arts through The Full English collections, at venues across England.
  • Shared The Full English ethos and its learnings through presentations and performances at a national showcase conference on 25 June 2014 at the Town Hall, Birmingham, featuring performances from the participating schools.


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

Case study booklet front cover                Evaluation report front cover

Case Studies Booklet (pdf)                 Evaluation Report (pdf)