As one of the sponsors for the Norfolk School Project, I took a trip to the three schools today that have been working hard on their performances over the last few weeks, to capture some wonderful documentary images of their efforts.
The final performance is at the Theatre Royal, Norwich on Sunday 24th March, however, today was the school performance day and boy! it’s incredible to see how the children have progressed and created funny, emotional and fun operas!
Here is a little about the project
Norfolk Schools Project
The Norfolk Schools Project is a free, opera-based arts project that Norwich Theatre Royal delivers biannually to selected Key Stage 2 schools. We work with the older range of Key Stage 2 (Years 6 and 5 primarily but also Year 4 when in conjunction with an older year group) and do not discriminate against perceived geographical or socio-economic barriers.
For our Norfolk Schools Project Spring 2013 we will be working with three Primary Schools in the central area of Norwich and using Cosi fan tutte as our inspirational starting point. The schools will work independently on their own projects and come together for a performance on stage at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday 24th March 2013.
A Free Teacher’s Workshop based on skills in listening, composing and appraising will also be held at a Norwich-based school, prior to the project commencing. Last year 100% of teachers found the session useful to their on-going work at school. They felt the workshop leaders were inspirational, engaging and it was a great opportunity to refresh their creative teaching methods by participating.