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Theatre in Education: Adrift

The Grange School Theatre continued its relationship with local primary schools in encouraging children to engage with theatrical productions through a performance of Adrift.

Aims

The aim was to support the children in their learning and development. The piece is told from the perspective of two children adrift at sea fleeing conflict, it is a celebration of the resilience and imagination of childhood. It also gives pupils the chance to fully immerse themselves in a dramatic production.

Background

Head of Hartford Manor, Simon Kidwell approached The Grange School’s Theatre Manager discuss a joint venture for local community schools to watch a theatre in education tour of Adrift.

Resources

The Grange School’s Theatre team worked in partnership with the local primary schools to make this viable. The theatre facilities were offered at no cost to the schools with full technical support provided by our Grange School technicians as required by the theatre company.

Impact

The show was a huge success. All students enjoyed the piece and the key messages enhanced existing SMSC provision.

Pupil Involvement

Year 5 & 6 students from The Grange Junior School, Hartford Manor Primary, Hartford Primary and St Wilfrids Catholic Primary.

Frequency

This event took place in October 2018. We hope to continue our relationship with the local schools and look at future projects that utilise the theatre facilities for them to use.