Find out about the work Playhouse Education has done over the past few years.
Read the February 2013 blog from the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts - all about our START project - by clicking HERE.
START PROJECT (2008-2011)
Working in partnership with The Prince's Foundation For Children and the Arts, we created the START PROJECT, giving young people the opportunity to experience the arts as an audience member, working particularly with children in areas with deprivation factors. Each student came to see two contrasting performances at the Playhouse, and then had an opportunity to create work in response to what they had seen, which was entered into a competition and displayed to the public in our galleries.
3 years, 8 high schools, 6 professional productions, 2,600 students and teachers coming to performances twice each year, 3 exhibitions of student work displayed in two galleries at the Playhouse and then at the Professional Development Centre, £450 of prizes for individual students and their schools, 36 free (to schools) coaches, 2 Classic FM podcasts plus news articles, radio interviews, student and teacher website coverage by participating schools, stimulating cross-curricular programming and off timetable events, not to mention 4 Teacher Showcases with cake!
Schools who took part:
Alderman Peel High School, Wells-next-the-sea
Earlham High School (now City Academy)
Hellesdon High School
The Hewett School, Norwich
Sewell Park College, Norwich
Sprowston High School
Stalham High School