World-class streamable arts package by Carrot Productions offers schools an exciting alternative to annual Christmas outings

2 November 2020 – While most schoolchildren would have been looking forward to their annual Christmas outing, they can still get a much-needed dose of joy and happiness this festive season with an all-new comprehensive package of school arts resources, created by the world’s leading performers of The Snowman, Carrot Productions.

Schooltime Showtime offers a streamable version of the acclaimed The Snowman Tour show, ready-to-go lesson ideas for EYFS to KS2 pupils, access to resources, instructional videos and a live online Show and Tell session with one of the UK’s top musicians. It’s a hassle-free and memorable experience for the whole school, delivered in a flexible way to cater for class or year-group bubbles, and the materials and final show can be shared online with pupils at home in the instance of a lockdown or isolation.

All music in the show other than The Snowman has been witten by ​Daniel Whibley​, who’s orchestration of ​Four Notes – Paul’s Tune ​has gone viral, reaching number 1 in the singles charts. 

Supporting the Schooltime Showtime package gives schools the opportunity to actively champion high-quality art and cultural education in a meaningful and safe way, as well as having lots of fun. Each GOLD package also provides essential and valuable work for the Carrot Productions talented professional freelance musicians.  

Carrot Productions musicians are handpicked from orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC Scottish and London Symphony Orchestra and they have staged 222 performances of The Snowman to schools and audiences totaling over 200,000 across the UK.

So much more than just a show…

Schooltime Showtime provides teachers with a comprehensive package of resources including:

  • Over 60 Lesson Ideas differentiated for EYFS to Key Stage 2.
  • Show and Tell live online session with a musician, conductor, composer or author.
  • Fun videos of instrument-making from junk by the musicians and their families, Makaton Christmas Carols from a special school, and dance instruction from a professional dancer.
  • 7 day streaming of The Snowman Tour show, affording a close-up view of some of the UK’s finest musicians, handpicked from orchestras including the BBC Scottish, Hallé and BBC Philharmonic.

The final performance features a Christmas medley, a fun introduction to the orchestra and even a visit from The Snowman himself. Additionally, there is an exclusive adaptation of the award-winning book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield, commissioned by Carrot Productions in 2017. This beautifully-illustrated tale of music, friendship and adventure features music by Daniel Whibley played live by the orchestra, and a narration recorded by Joanna Lumley.

Incredible value

This high value offer starts at just £295 for the whole school – and includes 100% risk free booking. They have been designed to be deliverable in a flexible way, are accessible entirely from within a school setting, can be shared with multiple bubbles at once, and the materials and final show can be shared online with pupils at home in the instance of a lockdown or isolation.

Notes to Editors

For more information on Schooltime Showtime, please visit https://www.carrotproductions.com/schooltime-showtime

For more PR and marketing resources for Schooltime Showtime and The Snowman Tour, please visit ​https://www.carrotproductions.com/ss-marketing 

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield won Waterstones Children’s Book Prize: for Best Illustrated Book 2016. For more information about the author visit http://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com 

“One of the most distinctive and original picture book debuts.”​ The Bookseller 

“A story of the joy of music and the importance of friends.”​ The Sunday Times 

Four Notes – Paul’s Tune by Paul Harvey, orchestrated by Daniel Whibley and played by the BBC Philharmonic: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08w7wh2/player

All proceeds go to dementia charities​.

For more information on Daniel Whibley, please visit www.giantscores.com

Carrot Productions is staging 6 performances of their live Snowman Tour show this year, at Buxton Octagon and Chester Cathedral. For more information, please visit: https://www.carrotproductions.com/snowman 

For more information, images and quotes, contact:

Rachel Whibley, Managing Director 

rachel@carrotproductions.com

01457 889366

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