The KEHS Outreach Programme has come to the end of another exciting year. In the summer term, as well as extending our regular Friday afternoon lessons in Maths, English and Science for pupils in Years 5 and 6 due to popular demand, we have run a variety of workshops for primary schools:
One Day Film School
On Thursday 15th June we welcomed 75 students from 8 local schools to the state of the art Ruddock Performing Arts Centre for the One Day Film School. A new addition to our outreach programme this year, the day provided an opportunity for children to learn about screenwriting and filmmaking, and they were even able to practise some fight choreography. They then spent the afternoon planning and shooting their own 10-shot silent films in groups, which were shown on the big screen in the Ruddock Hall. The winning group was awarded an Oscar to take back to their school, and all the schools were provided with a copy of their short film to show to the rest of their class!
On Monday 26th June, we hosted our annual Summer Challenge Workshop where almost 100 children from local primary schools attended lessons in English, Maths, Science, Spanish and Drama. The aim of the ’taster lessons’ was to inspire and enthuse the children, with exciting activities such as African Drumming in English, a treasure hunt and code breaking in Maths, an experiment involving woodlice in Science, authentic churros con chocolate in Spanish and working with masks in Drama!
On Friday 7th July, we welcomed back the Young Shakespeare Company for the Shakespeare Festival. The day consisted of two workshops, with 120 children from 8 different schools attending. This year, they worked on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night– re-enacting the play with no prior knowledge of the storyline. One teacher commented: ‘some of our children struggle with self-confidence but actively participated and really enjoyed themselves.’
We have worked with approximately 40 local primary schools this year and have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming each and every one of them through our doors. Our programme for the next academic year (2017-18) will be released early in September. Please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your school would like to be involved.
Have a lovely summer break!