TIE Tour

Partner: Oxon CofE Primary School, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Drama

The Theatre in Education Tour offers our Year 10 girls the opportunity to create a piece of theatre for primary school children aimed mostly at Years 5 and 6. The work is usually based upon a style of a specific writer and is 20 to 25 minutes in length and uses Physical Theatre as a style of performance. The girls perform the plays and then undertake workshops to teach specific performance skills. 

Aims of the project

 

An opportunity for the girls to:  a) Create drama for a specific audience b) to use new techniques and styles of performance c) to think on their feet.

 

Time: the girls must ensure that the project is ready for its audience on a specific date

 

Both our girls and the pupils in outreach schools  

 

Background and goals

 

Nick and Irma Jones did a similar project in their previous school.

 

Nick Jones

 

3 years.

 

Resources

Just a minibus

Impact

 

Yes there is an assesment which is doine at the end.

Here are testimonials from the pupils and staff

 

Comments from pupils.

 

“I loved every single bit of it.”            Sam Ridgway

 

“Drama is the best.”   Jackson Jay

 

“It was Awesome.”     Olivia Reeves

 

“Funny, lovely and exhilarating.”      Harry Sonsino

 

“I enjoyed working with the girls from Shrewsbury High School because they were inspiring.”   Megan Bowers

 

“I didn’t like it, I Ioved it.”      Max Jones

 

“I loved being a part of it.”     Tyler Wilson

 

“I learnt how to improve my drama skills.”   Scarlett Rivett

 

“I didn’t know how well I could act.”             Mitchell Edwards

 

“It taught me to be a bit more confident.”      Estelle Stevens

 

“The best thing I have done all year.”            Elliott Dudley

 

“I didn’t want it to end”          Ben Owen

 

“It taught me to be less afraid in front of a large audience.” George English

 

“I didn’t think I could do it but I did!”            Charlotte Sidaway

 

“I gained more confidence performing in front people”                     Alfie Palmer

 

“I really loved Millie’s Marvellous Adventures.”                    Abigail Bennett.

 

Comment from teachers:

 

“A really rewarding experience for the children of St George’s Junior. Great to see so many children engaged and loving drama. Thank you.” Mr Nick Russell

 

Pupil involvement

Year 10 pupils from SHS working with primary aged pyupils in year 5 and 6 of both genders.

the tour also goes to St Georges Primary school and to the SHS Prep School with the tour

Frequency and duration

Annual event since 2013