Christmas Production with Elmhurst Junior School

Partner: Elmhurst Junior School, Street
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Music

Pupils from Millfield and Elmhurst Junior School in Street and St Dunstan’s School in Glastonbury joined together for a second year to perform a festive carol and drama production for an audience of local families and friends in Millfield’s Meyer Theatre.

The project is part of Millfield’s EAGLES programme, which gives pupils the opportunity to work with local, national and international communities, through volunteering, leading, and participating in a wide variety of projects.

Please see videos of the 2017 event here, and the 2018 event here.

Aims of the project

To build Elmhurst Junior School pupils' confidence and singing abilities, and create relationships with young people and Millfield Sixth Form pupils. 

To create leadership and teaching opportunities for Millfield Sixth Form pupils. 

Background and goals

Initiated by Millfield Head of Sixth Form, Chantal Bowring.

Established in Summer 2016.

Resources

Millfield's Meyer Theatre

Elmhurst Junior School's hall 

Music, teaching and non-teaching staff

Marketing

Impact

Fully attended Christmas production - a huge success.

Added members of Elmhurst Junior School's chorus, including more boys and more confident solo singing. 

Personal development for each of the participating children.

Pupil involvement

Millfield pupils, aged 16-18

Elmhurst Junior School, aged 9-11

Frequency and duration

On-going project - Millfield/Elmhurst Collaboration, which includes an art project and Christmas Production.

Plans for future include sport collaborations, music and drama.