Press Article – Driffield Times
The students of Kings Mill School in Driffield have been working on a Theatre/Music Performance – created by their own ideas and performed on Friday 24th Sept. Performers danced to Pokerface, The Club Comes Alive and Don’t Stop Believing to a packed audience. A special solo act (Damian) singing “You are my sunshine” with backing group of students signing the song – brought the audience to silence then an applause Also special guest flying in from outer space The Dr (James) who accidently dropped in on the wrong TV channel.
Donna Riley and Charlotte Gray from ‘We are theatre’ said “it was a honour to work with such talented individuals and they really brought our script to life. It was a fantastic project that achieved so much in such little time”
Thanks to the Small Grant Bid (ERYCC) who kindly funded this Pilot Project and the artists, volunteers & performers. We were lucky to have David Crowe (from America) come as a volunteer for a session. David’s response to the project “Excellent ! Each child was given the opportunity to express themselves openly both in dance, song and performance – they were feeling loved and appreciated all while having fun. There is no better benefit than being loved.“ David’s comments on the team “I have been working with children around the world from all walks of life for the better part of 20 years. I believe this has afforded me the perspective to recognise quality facilitators in action. The Team is a group of quality facilitators that employ a wide range in talent to both engage and motivate students to achieve their creative potential.”
As a team of artists & volunteers we have set up the Inclusive Youth Theatre Club which is funded by the Short Break Grant Scheme which runs on Monday nights during term time at Woldgate College Performing Arts starting 27th Sept. Project Manager Jacqueline Dealtry of both projects said, “This has been an ideal start to the Club, the Pilot Project gave the students an opportunity to get to know the team, as well as a visit and guided tour of the facilities at Woldgate College Performing Arts by Martin Trevaskiss, Head of Specialism – thus giving the students an idea of what they will be able to have the opportunity to use which include a dance studio, drama rooms, a recording studio and music IT rooms. “ Students were asked about the visit what they thought – “Excellent!” Amazing!” “Excited and looking forward to coming on a Monday night”
Appreciation and thanks to Woldgate College who are working in partnership on this new and exciting project.