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TEACH COMEDY IN IRISH SCHOOLS?

Why not? In the UK the National Literacy Council & The BBC teamed up to produce an initiative in introducing comedy writing into the broader educational syllabus.

All broadcasters are seeking new talent and while the vision of BBC Comedy needs to be lauded, they do have the resources to bring the idea onto the next level.

See the attached – and if you are a teacher or know a teacher or a desire to start a comedy class or workshop after school or summer comedy camp? – all the teaching tools are here courtesy of the UK tax payer! Read and learn about developing stand up material; creating a comedy caption and writing comedy sketches. If you are reading this in the ROI the video materials on the site are geo-blocked. And if you want to enter the overall competition sadly ROI schools are not allowed – but NI schools are.  See

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5MWSlMKYGHVBWS8C8BGBw7Z/about-the-competition

Great if Irish broadcasters dipped their toe in the water and supported the teaching of comedy performance and writing in schools?

The Transition Year Comedy Project anyone? Grintage would be delighted to help.

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