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Theatre Makers

Theatre Makers is a ten week programme for Key Stage 2 pupils. We work with up to sixty children for at least two hours per week per class of thirty. The outcome is a piece of theatre or short film which is devised, with our support, by the children using a theme which links into the current curriculum. Previous project themes have included Fantastic Mr Fox, The Space Chase, History through the Ages and researching how young convicts were imprisoned in Wisbech Gaol over one hundred years ago.


CASE STUDY: PECKOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL

Year 3 pupils selected Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Theatre Makers. We worked with the children to help them produce chocolate adverts based upon their own chocolate bar creations. The children also helped create the scripts after which each advert was filmed.

Year 4 children attended a fascinating exhibition, in Wisbech Museum’s library, about child convicts imprisoned during the 1900s. They researched each juvenile convict after which they created a very moving short film about them. This detailed their (by comparison) minor crimes and (by comparison) harsh punishments. There was an overwhelmingly harsh and unjust comparison to modern day punishment.

Year 5 pupils were offered a Bear Grylls theme. As a result, they were taken to Secret Garden in Wisbech St Mary where they spent an amazing day coordinated by Fenland Bushcraft. A short film was produced showing just how much fun they had.

All of the films produced from the above events were shown on the big screen at the Light Cinema in Wisbech. Parents were invited and the children deservedly received a massive round of applause whilst entering via the especially prepared red carpet. There is no doubt this was both a special and memorable event for each and every one of them.

CASE STUDY: CAVALRY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Cavalry Primary School’s Year 3 pupils produced a film around the Roald Dahl classics, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Magic Finger.

Throughout the weeks, both classes rehearsed their scripts and worked on their given characters before performing in front of the camera. So much fun was had throughout the entire process as every pupil’s confidence grew within such a short space of time.

After some filming and editing by our production crew the children, and their parents, again attended a red carpet premiere of their films at The Light Cinema in Wisbech. We think we can all agree that all of the above actors from all schools performed brilliantly. We can’t praise them highly enough!

Year 4 pupils performed some work around the history of the Celts and the Saxons. The children produced an informative piece of theatre that included poetry and song within which they devised the ‘Did You Know’ reporters which educated visitors. Performed for parents and other visitors at Stonea Roman Camp, everybody left this fabulous performance with both knowledge gained and a sense of pride for the effort put in by the pupils.


Live performances



Drama based games

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