Young South Tynesiders form new drama club
Published: 8th November 2017
The club is managed by the learning and participation team at the Customs House, and Fiona Martin, deputy director for learning and participation at the Customs House, said: “We are thrilled to be working with these talented young people from Jarrow School and are excited to see them perform.” Drama practitioner Seb Fumoleu is working with the pupils, aged 14 and 15, to develop their skills in a range of areas, including voice, improvisation, movement and approaches to acting techniques. They will soon work with a writer to develop a 45-minute piece of drama, which they will perform at the Customs House. A host of other plans have been made, including participation in next year’s National Theatre Connections, links with the senior section of the Customs House Youth Theatre, and future recruitement for the club. The school’s head of Year Seven, Amy Crompton, said: “Jarrow School is delighted to be working with the Customs House on such a worthwhile project for our students, who are enjoying the opportunity of working with outside agencies. “A huge thank you must also go to Hays Travel Foundation, which is responsible for funding this venture.” Hays Travel Foundation trustee David Fleetwood said: “The application we received from the Customs House was a very exciting and different proposal, which exactly matched our objectives and the board of trustees was delighted to support it. “We hope this project will help the students develop their self-confidence, their aspiration to succeed and learn new skills in a different but enjoyable way and hopefully enhance their life chances as a result.”
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