July 31, 2012
What a month for arts workshops July was! In just the first week of the month we’ve had six Foundation sponsored workshops running in six different schools. Here’s a flavour of just some of them:
Flamenco dancing was the focus of the workshop at Canada Hill. Part of a Spanish Week inspired by the paintings of Catalan painter Miro, children learned simple flamenco steps and got into amazing Twister-like poses. Challenging and huge fun!
With the plot-line a cross between Chariots of Fire and West Side Story, children at Bovey Tracey School wrote, directed and acted in their own film inspired by the Olympics under the expert eye of MED Theatre. Terrific stuff!
A desert island, a sun god, evil imps and hooded heavies – oh and boy scouts – were just some of the elements in the play, The Wood and the Desert devised by children at Moretonhampstead School in partnership with MED Theatre and confidently performed to enthusiastic parents and pupils.
“Some shall be pardon’d and some punished” pronounces the Prince at the end of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. But who should that be? Students at Teign Academy debated the issue during an after-school workshop led by Jules Hobbs of Finding the Will.