Theatre In Education

Godspell

An interactive performance arts experience for Key Stage Two

M.Y. Theatre and Film Company and M.Y. Inter-Theatre Company have toured several integrated shows to various theatres, churches and venues in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Wales as well as the Buxton Fringe. Based on a compilation of music and scenes from Godspell and Jesus Christ, Superstar, with material from the parables, the gospels and improvisation on the Easter theme we have also involved youth and community choirs in our performances. To accompany these tours we worked with a number of schools on half and full day workshops exploring the Easter story through the medium of performance arts.

Godspell at Clonter 2010

Two of our professional CRB checked facilitators from the world of theatre and film can work with groups of your key stage two pupils using scenes and parables from the musical exploring religious and spiritual issues affecting youngsters today. Focussing on transition, team building and wellbeing, we can create an end of day, show and tell performance for parents and pupils or a fuller theatre or church production that links in to the community.

“We needed help  to start with because we were all shouting at each other but near the end we were a team and not shouting at all!”

An interactive performance arts experience for schools and the community

“Thankyou for giving the children confidence and ownership of their learning, an enjoyable, fun activity, knowledge of ww2, input into drama from professionals, we definatley want you to come again” – Jane Oakden, Newford Primary School


” ..can I just say your performance was exceptional, not just because you helped us to contribute our own feelings,but helped us jump up on stage and perform for everyone…you truly are amazing !”   Jessica, Yr5

Following the huge success of our previous projects and our Deep Learning Day with 8 schools from Congleton, we would like to invite you, your school and your community to join us on an exploration of The Blitz

Using tried and tested drama, dance and music workshops, 2 of our professional CRB checked and child protection trained facilitators from the world of theatre and film will work with a group of your key stage two pupils examining the themes of positive and negative change, intergenerational relationships and loss. To accompany the workshops we will devise a teacher support pack which includes copies of the music, an accompanying CD, further drama games, background information and follow up work. All of these are tied into the music and performance curriculum, S.E.A.L. themes for this term, PSHE and many other cross curricular links.

“I felt like I lived there when you did the drama with us…could you come to the school more often?”   Thomas, yr 5

At this stage we are in discussions with a number of venues in Staffordshire and Cheshire with regards to summer and autumn workshop projects. These will involve as many of our educational and community links as possible as well as our own M.Y. Theatre Company members and would end with a final performance based around the participants work and ideas. We would also like to link in with some old people’s homes, pupils grandparents etc to include their input and facilitate the intergenerational work – this may include them in workshops and filming for part of the final performance.

There may also be opportunity to hold a performance in your school, church or community centre, which could also offset the costs of workshops by ticket sales.

“I have much more confidence now to work with people I don’t normally work with and made some new friends”  Caitlyn, YR5

P.E.A.C.E.

A performance arts workshop for primary and secondary schools focussing on themes of intergeneration, interdependency, conflict, resolution and stewardship.

Prophet – from Greek prophētēs, spokesman
Educate – from Latin educere, lead out
Accept – from Latin acceptare, take something to oneself
Celebrate – from Latin celebrat, frequented or honoured
Evolve – from Latin evolvere, make more complex, develop

Using tried and tested drama, dance and music workshops, 2 of our professional CRB checked and child protection trained facilitators from the world of theatre and film can work with a group of your key stage two and three pupils examining the themes of intergeneration, interdependency, conflict, resolution and stewardship.

  • Getting on and falling out: Developing social skills of friendship, working well in a group, managing anger, resolving conflict.
  • Going for goals: Taking responsibility, resilience, balanced choices.
  • Good to be me: Self awareness, managing feelings, empathy
  • Stewardship: For self and others and environment.

All of these are tied into the music and performance curriculum, S.E.A.L. themes for this term, PSHE and many other cross curricular links.

With a full day package we offer the opportunity for those participating pupils to show and tell their work in a mini performance for the whole school at the end of the day. There are also places available for pupils to join our M.Y. Junior Theatre Choir, either as a school group or individually, for the performances of the show Prophet in Congleton and Stoke.

Childrens pictures and responses used with kind permission from New Ford, St. Thomas and Reginald Mitchell Primary Schools

Affordable costs – £250 per half day, £400 per full day

For further information, to book these events or to discuss other workshops we can facilitate, please contact Steve Mitchell: 07746193644 / 01782 26502 or Jill Young: 07805443595 info@mytheatreandfilm.com