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ONE DAY PLAY

ONE DAY PLAY is a unique experience for primary schools in Hull and East Yorkshire. A chance for children to experience the professional theatre making process, in just one day.

 

ONE DAY PLAY platforms children's imaginations, builds confidence, develops literacy skills, and raises career aspirations through opening up the theatre making process at a formative age.

Offering the chance to work in a professional theatre space with professional theatre makers, this project will contribute to a schools Artsmark Award. 

 

Delivered in partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire’s Children’s Univeristy’s experiences programme. 

Suitable for KS2

For more information contact Ruby@theherdtheatre.co.uk 

For 2023 bookings contact Jessica at Hull and East Yorkshire Children's University Jessica.Gibson@hull.ac.uk

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'The children really enjoyed it, and what you and they were able to produce in such a short time was amazing!'

Mrs Haseldine Y6 Teacher Paisley Primary 

'Children now have raised aspirations and can see the kind of job opportunities that are available. They can now see clearly how something can be achieved by working together.'

Teacher at Buckingham Primary 

'We've never done anything like this before. We couldn't have done without you.'

 Mrs Donkin Y4 Teacher, St Anthony's Primary  

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Workshop 1 We will practically explore the different roles in the theatre - the Actor, Director, Designer, and Stage Manager through drama exercises. 

 

Workshop 2 Working as a group, the children will write a script to make their own play.

 

Workshop 3 The children will split into ‘Cast’ or ‘Crew’. They will get to make design choices for their play, and stage the scenes. All children will have a go at designing and performing in the day.

 

Workshop 4 We put all the elements together and practise with a dress rehearsal. The children will get hands on experience of sound, lights, props set and costume. 

 

Show A 10 minute performance in which all the children perform, to an invited audience of parents, carers and staff. 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

We would like the day to be as accessible as possible to every child. Here’s the ways we have tried to remove barriers for children with an SEND need and for those who may have English as an Additional language. If there is any other requirements a child/children in your class may have, do let us know and we will accommodate as best we can.

 

  • A time table of the day printed and visible in the room at all times.

  • Icons are used alongside printed text to aid reading and comprehension.

  • Black and white contrast colours used for visual impairments.

  • We’ll be using some sound and light elements in the day, and the levels will be appropriate.

  • Working on a flat stage for any wheelchair users, no levels or stairs to engage with. 

CREATIVES

CONCEPT AND CO-WRITER RUBY THOMPSON

CO-WRITER AND COMPOSER  SAM CASELEY

DESIGNER RŪTA IRBĪTE

ADMINISTRATOR CHRISTIE PARKIN

FACILITATORS  KERRIE MARSH, KAILEY MCGOWAN, RUBY THOMPSON, SAM CASELEY

CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY LIAISON  JESSICA GIBSON 

PRE-VISIT CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES  

 

We've made a presentation to introduce the One Day Play programme to the children, and share key terms of the theatre ahead of the day. The pack can take anywhere between 10mins to read through, or deliver a 1 hour lesson by following all the activities, depending on how you'd like to use it. 

DRAMA AND PERFORMING ARTS CLUBS IN HULL

 

Has your child or pupil taken part in ONE DAY PLAY and fancy getting into drama more regularly by joining a local club? Here a link to a database of clubs and groups in Hull. They're grouped into EAST, WEST and NORTH Hull. 

ONE DAY PLAY is delivered in partnership with

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ONE DAY PLAY is kindly supported by

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ONE DAY PLAY is made possible with support in kind from 

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