Project Eileen offers schools the opportunity to have a Workshop Facilitator for a day to creatively explore the story, Eileen. 

Our Workshop Facilitators are experienced with working in schools, and all are Enhanced DBS checked. The Facilitator can work flexibly and discuss the possibilities in advance to create a workshop tailored to a school’s needs.

The Year group is divided into sub-groups to work with the Facilitator on separate sections of the story. As well as accessing their creativity, students will discover an aspect of death and grief they will later be discussing. The day can be timetabled so that each group spends a given amount of time in the workshop. At the end of the day, the groups come together to present a unique version of Eileen to be watched by the students who did not wish to participate in the workshop, members of staff, parents, etc..

In advance of the day, student musicians may wish to work independently, or with the school’s music department, on any number of the Eileen songs to incorporate into the presentation. All scores are downloadable from the website for schools that register. The film from the animated version is used for reference in subsequent lessons.

Currently, the Workshop Facilitator option is only available in the South East of England. The scheme is being expanded to match interest from schools in other areas of the UK.

Contact: to arrange a workshop or to express interest if your school is in another part of the UK.