St Mary's is a one form entry Church in Wales school, situated in the Blaenau Gwent town of Brynmawr. The school has strong links to the community, with an established intergenerational scheme running throughout the year. There is a wonderful support network surrounding the pupils in the form of both teachers and parents. The school aims to create a happy, learning environment where all children grow in self esteem and develop the confidence to express themselves clearly.
St Mary's are about to embark on their first year of the Lead Creative Schools journey and have selected their Year 4 class to participate in the project. Year 4 are a group of empathetic, enthusiastic and kind learners who are extremely excited to grow their creativity over the next few months. The focus question for this project is as follows...
'Using drama techniques, can we create scripts and produce films, whilst raising reading standards across a Year 4 class?'
We are hoping that a drama practitioner can help inspire script writing through devising exciting characters & plots, whilst developing performance skills. We would also like to work with a film maker who can help us record our scripts in a creative way, whilst developing our digital and technology skills.
Year 4 would like their practitioners to be encouraging, positive, energetic, happy and active.
Application Deadline: Thursday 24th November at 12pm
Interviews: Tuesday 29th November (PM)
Project Planning Day: Friday 9th December (PM)
January - March 2023: Project Delivery (approx 10 days)
Fee: £300 per day / £150 half day
To apply for this project, we are asking all practitioners to send a CV, supporting letter or video showcasing your skills and any links to previous work that you feel are relevant to the following...
School Coordinator: Sarah Lewis - lewisS173@hwbcymru.net
Creative Agent: Sarah Hancock - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your subject heading 'LCS Application.'
For those practitioners who are new to the scheme, you will need to undergo Arts Council Wales training on either 14th December 2022 or 12th January 2023.
St Mary's Church in Wales Primary is located in Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent.