The Thames Project

We are delighted to announce that following the success of this years Thames project we have been commissioned to run the project again next year.

We were engaged in February 2019 by the LDBS Academies Trust to run a creative project for all 14 Year 4 classes across the trust. We decided on the theme of the river Thames and set to work to create a new piece of theatre and then run workshops with all of the classes towards their own performances.

In March Alison, Emily, Matt and Catherine devised and performed ‘The Sailor and the Mudlark’  We had our usual storytelling, songs, puppetry, sensory props (including a 5 metre multi-purpose Thames cloth) and audience participation.fullsizeoutput_1b49

Emily and Annette pulled out all the stops in their fantastic making.fullsizeoutput_15ccThe children helped the mudlark with a dilemma about whether to let her cat join the sailor on board the ship.fullsizeoutput_1971Then we went back into all the schools and in each school one of our drama practitioners worked with the children during the term to create their own performancesIMG_2733The children worked on drama games, still images, story exploration, poem writing. choral speaking, thought tracking and song creation. They also had art workshops on shadow puppet lantern and banner making ImageDisplay-2Catherine and Alison led workshops and we also worked with some fantastic new practitioners: Bex Milner, Amie Taylor, Jools Voce, Vicki Hawkins, Lehni Lamide and Kate Hart.ImageDisplay-5Thanks to everyone for making this project such an success.