Most of our education work begins with a narrative. We ask, what is the story we are trying to uncover here, or what’s the message we are trying to communicate?
Our background means we naturally tend to consider this first through theatre and scripted writing but these are not always the best forms to tackle each new enquiry so, over time, we have developed our portfolio of options to now using the mode of expression that very best suits the new enquiry, message or skills of the group. That could now be that poetry, prose, plays, film, podcasting, or soundscaping, through to visual arts.
Over the past 3 years we have worked with Allerton High school to devise and deliver their annual Yr 6 to 7 transition programme. Working alongside core staff and with students we’ve explored the themes and feelings of transition to secondary school and so far captured that in book form, as a film and recently as a visual art and poetry exhibition.