The Herd create innovative drama projects with and for schools and offer class trips to our unique shows for young audiences around the region. The Herd are an official Artsmark Partner.
TRIPS TO SHOWS
We often offer class trips to our exciting, inspiring shows. Up next is The Last Dinosaur Autumn 2021, made for Early Years - KS1. More announcements coming soon.
IN SCHOOL PROJECTS
We deliver bespoke in school drama projects for a variety of educational settings. Typically these have been created in partnership with the school and have been delivered over 5 - 20 weeks.
In all these projects we have actively involved children and young people in the creation of a new play, exhibition or film. We use theatre making and devising activities to play alongside young people, interrogate a theme together and closely listen, to create something authentically from young people. We exist to amplify the voices of young people and give a platform to their ideas and creations.
We have experience working in a range of educational settings including special schools, nurseries and Pupil Referral Units. We also have experience in fundraising in partnership with a school to make projects happen.
We are the Associate Theatre Company of Hull Libraries and have created projects with their Schools Library Service.
A lot of our projects have a public facing outcome - audiences that see shows or public exhibitions - helping embed the school and young people in their wider community.
If you have an idea for a project or are looking for an Artsmark Parter for an ambitious theatre making project we’d love to hear from you.
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ONLINE FAMILY WORKSHOPS FOR HULL MUSEUMS
Like everyone, we've had to adapt what we do during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We’ve kept in touch with families in this time with online workshops for a number of organisations.
We made BIRD EXPLORES a series of interactive workshops exploring Hull's Museums with a puppet called Bird, for 2-5yrs and their families.
FAMILY WORKSHOPS AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
We’ve run a number of half-term family workshops with the National Theatre, bringing kids and their grown ups together to play games, write stories and make theatre.
WIRES CROSSED AT GANTON SCHOOL
We worked with students and teachers at Ganton School to create a programme of drama workshops that opened up a conversation around mental health, with a focus on managing mental health and a learning disability. These workshops were delivered by Herd artists, a drama therapist, and a group of pupils to other students, teachers, parents and carers.
CONFIDENCE IN PLAY WORKSHOPS
We’ve run a series of workshops for Absolutely Cultured’s Volunteer Programme, to get adults playing. Using games, and arts activities, we give adults the tools to play with young people, and a chance to boost their own confidence.
ROAMING FESTIVAL GAMES
We’ve worked with The Big Malarkey and Absolutely Cultured to deliver playwork in Festival settings - facilitating games and telling stories to young festival goers.