STAGE & SCREEN

A series of 15 Minute Performing Arts projects to inspire KS2 Students.

Introduction

15 Minute Musical

From Matilda to Hamilton and Les Misèrables, musicals seem to have a universal appeal. Which is why Cambridgeshire Music are bringing the joys of musical theatre to primary schools across the county.

Before coronavirus struck, 15 Minute Musical was being piloted by the Year 5s at Gamlingay Village Primary School. The nine and ten year olds tapped into their creativity to produce their very own 15 Minute Musical, inspired by the Canadian-Icelandic fantasy adventure film, Beowulf and Grendel, which is loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.

The two Year 5 classes wrote their own scripts, created their costumes and made their own props, as well as singing and dancing up a storm – and they had great fun in the process.

Outcome

The project aims to re-design the term ‘Theatre in Education’ by allowing a more creative approach to theatre within schools. Students will be able to enhance their skills in the different areas of Musical Theatre (dance, drama, music etc) and be able to explore their own creativity through the devising process. Their confidence in their own creativity will improve and students will be able to use these skills in cross curricular links within their other subjects

Our Aims

Cambridgeshire Music aims to provide routes into Performing Arts & Theatre for young people, and provide opportunities for schools to develop their creative provisions within a new genre.

The project also includes a one hour CPD session for staff, exploring creative ways to include musical theatre into cross-curricular lessons.

15 Minute Pantomime

Introduction

Cambridgeshire Music are delighted to announce the second installment of our Stage & Screen project - a 15 Minute Pantomime project for KS2 students.

Outcomes

Students will explore traditional pantomime texts, exploring the cultural and historical aspects of this genre of theatre. Using a range of performing arts skills students will create their own pantomime lasting fifteen minutes.

Cost

Each project is run over a 10 week period culminating of 45 minutes sessions, which includes an hour CPD session for the school.

Schools can choose which project they would like from the series, and students will explore creative writing, acting/dance/music alongside other creative practices to create their own piece of theatre lasting fifteen minutes.

For more details, please email us: cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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