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Tring Park brings theatre to primary schools

PUBLISHED: 16:13 08 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:16 20 February 2013

Tring Park brings theatre to primary schools

Tring Park brings theatre to primary schools

The arts and sciences aren't usually billed together but with some help from local performing arts school, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, it's becoming a winning combination in supporting the education of local schoolchildren.

THE arts and sciences arent usually billed together but with some help from local performing arts school, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, its becoming a winning combination in supporting the education of local schoolchildren.


The school is giving Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire schoolchildren a treat to remember this winter with its Theatre in Education tour.


The Theatre in Education programme sees drama students from Tring Park visit local primary schools to perform educational plays. As well as adding entertainment and excitement to the school syllabus, it helps support the primary curriculum and learnings.


This years show is Jack and the Catalysts, the story of a 10-year-old boy who is dreading a forthcoming science test so much, that he is trying to avoid school.


Students play the roles of The Catalysts, a group of travelling scientists who help Jack learn about key scientific elements such as Forces, Gravity, Time, The Solar System, Friction, Motion, Acceleration and Energy.


Written by Tring Parks Director of Drama, Edward Applewhite, the play covers curriculum points from Key Stage 2 Science in a fun, entertaining way. Edward comments, We have been running the Theatre in Education tour for a few years now and it is diarised in many of the local schools academic calendars. The performances are mutually beneficial giving our students young audiences to showcase their talents to, as well as being a fantastic way of learning for primary schoolchildren.


Local schools who are already involved in the tour include the Grove Road Primary, Tring; Broughton, Aylesbury; Berkhamsted Prep School; Haddenham Primary School; Aldbury School, Tring; Ladymede, Great Kimble; Haresfoot, Hemel; St Marys C of E, Aylesbury; Bishops Wood, Tring and Redbourn Primary.


Jack and the Catalysts runs for approximately 45 minutes and is available to any junior school within a 10 miles radius of Tring. There is no charge to schools but bookings can only be made on a strictly first come, first served basis.


The show is suitable for all primary school ages but the subject matter is most suitable for KS2 children (years 3-6). For further information, call Tring Park on 01442 824255 or email edward.applewhite@tringpark.com

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