Lynsay Ansell

Teacher

Lynsay trained in Theatre Studies at Hull University, Scarborough Campus and worked with The National Student Drama Festival during this time. During her undergraduate degree course she developed a particular interest in Children’s Theatre and eventually went on to complete a PGCE at Leeds University. Lynsay has since taught Drama and Performing Arts courses to students in both primary and secondary, in the UK, Thailand and, most recently, Dubai. She has a range of experience delivering GCSE, iGCSE, A Level, BTEC and IB syllabi and believes passionately that providing a high quality Performing Arts curriculum, as well as enrichment activities, is vital for student wellbeing and attainment.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

GESS Talks Arena

26 February 2019 | 17:00 - 17:45 | English | GESS Talks Active: A Performing Arts Pun on VAT in Schools

An artistic take on the acronym “VAT” looks at how the Arts add value to students at all stages of their learning if schools enable their provision with high priority in the school timetable. Global statistics strongly indicate that the Arts, especially Music, Drama and Dance, are being squeezed out of curriculums, but in the international arena, can our flexibility should ensure their safety? It’s all about priorities: just as with financial VAT, the inclusion of the arts and their success is based on the students access and thereby consumption of the subjects with value added to life skill development at each stage of the learning journey. Through live student performances and discussions, we will explore this theme and highlight the importance of these subjects for future generations.

 

GESS Talks Arena

27 February 2019 | 15:00 - 15:45 | English | GESS Talks Active: A Performing Arts Pun on VAT in Schools

An artistic take on the acronym “VAT” looks at how the Arts add value to students at all stages of their learning if schools enable their provision with high priority in the school timetable. Global statistics strongly indicate that the Arts, especially Music, Drama and Dance, are being squeezed out of curriculums, but in the international arena, can our flexibility should ensure their safety? It’s all about priorities: just as with financial VAT, the inclusion of the arts and their success is based on the students access and thereby consumption of the subjects with value added to life skill development at each stage of the learning journey. Through live student performances and discussions, we will explore this theme and highlight the importance of these subjects for future generations.