Launching: Let's Sing in Scots

The WACI Team are delighted to announce the launch of the third in a series of online toolkits, Learning Scots Song

If you have ever wanted to learn to sing in Scots but didn’t know where to start, this project is for you! We’ll take you through the steps in learning to sing ‘Sands o’ the Shore’ featuring video tutorials from folk singer Josie Duncan with downloadable resources to help you along the way.

Our toolkits are open for anyone to use, so whether you’re a teacher looking for new resources to share, a young person at home who is keen to learn Scots Song, we really hope you will enjoy learning with us.

If you’d like to send in photos of you practising or videos of you singing what you’ve learned, we’d love to see them! We are hoping to choose some of them to feature on our social media and Vimeo page.  Also if you are sharing any photos or videos on social media be sure to tag us @RCSWACI and use the hashtag #WACILetsSingInScots

To get started click here!

Shakespeare in Schools Bookings Are Open!

Calling all WACI Schools!!

Teachers can now apply to become a participating school in our Shakespeare in Schools activity. Places are limited on a first-come-first-served basis. Not sure if your teacher knows about it or if they have applied? Let them know and get involved in spreading the word!

Who it is for: Those interested in performing arts.
When: Wed 30 Oct – Fri 1 Nov, during school time.
Where: In participating schools OR in-house at RCS

The Shakespeare in Schools initiative is offered in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BA Acting programme. BA Acting students are invited into participating schools to work with pupils on a piece of Shakespeare. This opportunity will give participants a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s text and help to foster an interest in his work.

Shakespeare in Schools includes:

  • Workshops on the themes of a Shakespearean play (Macbeth)
  • Observation of scenes from the play performed by BA Acting students
  • A devised performance based on the themes of the Shakespearean text by BA Acting students and your pupils
  • Tickets to see a performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in January/February

Shakespeare in Schools framework:

  • 9am – 3pm
  • Maximum number of 30 participants
  • Suitable for Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Drama students. Also suitable for English classes with students happy to get involved in a drama style workshop.
  • A drama space or assembly hall is required to work in

*Update: Sign up for this has now closed.

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Family and Carer Day 2019 - Thank You!

WACI and Transitions would like to thank everyone who came along to our Family and Carer Day. We had a packed house where parents, pupils and carers fully embraced the interactive workshops, asked wonderful questions with the feedback so far being extremely positive. Once again we’d like to thank all the performers, WACI Ambassadors and panellists.

Our Event On Social Media
You can find photo’s on our social media pages that you can tag yourself in and live streams of the day on Twitter by searching #FamilyandCarerDay

Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

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Summer School Scholarships - Applications Now Open

Do you go to one of the 37 FOCUS West schools?

Interested in a career in the creative industries?

Want to develop your skills in a chosen field?

We’re able to offer up to 10 fully-funded places on one of the Summer Schools taking place here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland throughout the school holidays.

These courses offer an opportunity for you to try something new, develop your existing experience and/or gain a more in-depth understanding within a variety of art forms.

From dance to drama to filmmaking, there’s something for everyone with an interest in the performing and production arts – why not click here to have a look at the Lifelong Learning Summer School’s programme and see if there’s a course that appeals to you.

Some of the courses are very popular, and spaces will fill up quickly – we’ll be assessing applications as and when they come in, so get your application in as soon as you can to avoid being disappointed!

* Update: Bookings have now closed. 

If it would be easier for you to provide a voice recording or video statement in support of your application, or you require some help filling in this form, please do not hesitate to be in touch:

 0141 270 8319

DEADLINE: Monday 15th April, 10am

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Family and Carer Day 2019 – Book Your Place Now! 

When: Sunday 24th March, 11am – 4pm  
Where: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB 

We know how daunting it can be pursuing a career in the creative industries, especially when no one you know has done it before.  

If you’re a current Transitions student or a pupil from a WACI/FOCUS West school, you and your family or carers are warmly invited to our Family and Carer Day. 

Family and Carer Day is a chance for pupils with their families or carers to come along to: 

  • meet and hear from people already working in the creative industries 
  • chat to students currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
  • watch performances 
  • explore different pathways and routes into Music, Dance, DramaFilm and Production
  • find out from SAAS what funding is available for Scottish students 

Siblings and other family members are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 


We look forward to seeing you all there!