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Thurrock Trailblazer © ROH 2019, photograph by Rachel Cherry
Thurrock Trailblazer © ROH 2019, photograph by Rachel Cherry

2020/21 Cultural Catalogue and Schools Application process

The Royal Opera House in Thurrock is very excited to announce the digital release of the Thurrock Trailblazer Cultural Catalogue for 2020/21.

The latest iteration includes:

  • 35 local, regional and national Cultural Partners, including 10 new partnerships
  • Over 120 high-quality educational offers, including 16 for EYFS, 42 for KS1, 59 for KS2, 54 for KS3, 42 for KS4, 37 for KS5 and 58 for SEND students
  • Over 30 training and CPD opportunities in and around Thurrock
  • 24 projects on offer from ROH National Programmes and newly developed ROH Thurrock offers
  • 10 live performances
  • 12 key art forms with cross-curricular links
  • New key themes as requested including: careers, climate change, collaboration, parental and community engagement, targeted intervention, school strategy, STEAM, student Voice, wellbeing and resilience, world culture

As an interactive PDF you are now able to click through the wide array of offers with ease, using several lists to identify school, teacher and student led priorities. Navigational tools will guide you around this extensive 170 page resource, brimming with ideas to embed cultural learning across the curriculum in your school.

2020/21 Cultural Catalogue

To apply please download the form here, fill in and forward as an attachment to

UPDATE: The initial deadline for applications was Monday 1 June 2020, however due to current circumstances, this has been extended to allow schools more time to complete their applications and contact the Trailblazer team with any questions as soon as possible.

If you need any support or have any questions you can email us on the above email. Due to the current COVID19 crisis most of the team will be on furlough, which means responses will be slower than usual but we will make every effort to respond to you and support you. Please bear with us during this time, we look forward to hearing from you and to receiving your applications.