Teachers welcomed the move yesterday as a way of putting live, contemporary Scottish drama, a far cry from Shakespeare, on the curriculum.
The NTS rolled out the pack yesterday on the third anniversary of its launch in February 2006. Education and outreach projects under the NTS Learn division have gone to more than 85 schools and brought 74,000 people into more than 3,000 workshops , it claimed.
The Black Watch pack includes three DVDs of the play, a BBC documentary and behind-the-scenes footage, the script, by Gregory Burke, and a history of the production, along with quotes from soldiers. Information chronicles the play’s costumes, music, and choreography. An initial 500 copies have been produced.
Many schools study the play, which went from its runaway success at the Edinburgh Fringe on tour to London, New York and Australia.
The NTS also rolled out its new package of Learn youth programmes yesterday, including eight Transform projects across the country where a team of NTS artists work with schools or community groups on a local site specific show.