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By working together to create a performance, a class of primary school children can learn a series of important skills as part of their personal and social development.
Scriptworks is a child-centred new writing and performance project for primary schools and non-mainstream settings. The young people work with a professional writer and director over a series of workshop sessions (in-school or in after-school sessions) to create their own piece of theatre to be performed to friends and family. The theme can be discussed at the planning stage offering, for example, an enhancement of a cross-school or termly focus. This programme is particularly successful as an acceleration project, as a Year 6 alternative end of year ‘production’, or in non-mainstream settings as an issue-based intervention programme.
Let Half Moon take the pressure off your Year 6 teachers by bringing in two of our specialist drama facilitators to write and direct the end of school show. Our experienced drama tutors will work with your pupils over a five week period (two sessions per week) to create a new performance based on a theme of the young people’s ideas which will develop their writing and performing skills. Our tutors will also support the Year 6 teachers in developing their skills as directors of future school shows. This offers a refreshing alternative to presenting published traditional playtexts.
If you would like to talk to us about how any of our projects might work in your setting, please contact Beccy Allen, Creative Learning Producer, on beccy[at]halfmoon.org.uk.