Cultural Activities

Cultural activities practised during school hours (Culture in the School program) are different in some respects from cultural activities undertaken outside school hours (Busy Bodies, Busy Minds program). In the Busy Bodies, Busy Minds program, students take part in cultural activities outside classroom hours. These activities are generally held on the school premises, but may also take place outside the school. For example, a group of students that is putting on a play might go out to see a theatrical performance to enrich their project. Teachers will for the most part hand over the reins to cultural facilitators, who will work with students together with the cultural resources. The resources involved in the extracurricular activities may also be used in a classroom context. They may, however, be used for other purposes; for instance, an artist may act primarily as a guide for the students.