An empowering and transformative opportunity for primary schools has been created by Norfolk based arts and educational charity Into Opera.

Into Opera has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Anguish’s Educational Foundation to become a resident company in three primary schools within Norwich, Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe St. Andrew and Corpusty from September 2020 – July 2022.

Over these two years, Into Opera will support schools with:

  • CPD focussed on Teaching for Creativity and Cultural Capital
  • Bespoke support to develop a cultural strategy for your school
  • High quality and imaginative experiences in music, composition, performance, drama, creative writing, design, dance and more.
  • Trips to watch excellent live theatre in Norfolk and across the UK

This project is being developed with support from the University of East Anglia, Durham University and Arts Council England.

Into Opera work with schools to devise projects fuelling children’s creativity and ambition. Feedback from Into Opera’s last educational residency included the following statement from a head teacher:

“Into Opera’s residency has opened up our children’s world to another dimension and inspired them to perform to the highest standard. This project has brought the whole school community together in a celebration of the arts and provided us all with a renewed vigour to pursue the impossible and dream big for our children.”

Into Opera and Anguish’s Educational Foundation are holding an Information Event at the UEA on Friday 13 March for all interested primary school teachers and head teachers to attend, find out more and ask questions.

To book your place and to request an application pack please head to the Into Opera website: and email The application process is now open and closes on Monday 30 March.

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