We work extensively with local schools, colleges and universities, delivering exciting and innovative projects to aid learning.
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We have a permanent Education Gallery which is available for free to exhibit students’ work free of charge. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours & Talks
We are able to offer tours of the theatre as well as talks with members of staff. Each Theatr Clwyd production includes talk back sessions with the cast and director where students can ask questions about the show they’ve seen, subjects raised and about working in theatre. For more information please contact email@example.com
Planning A Visit?
Are you planning a visit to the theatre? Need some extra support? Perhaps you’d like to enrich the experience with a post-show discussion with the cast or meet some of our Theatr Clwyd team? Get in touch and we’ll help make your great visit exceptional! For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bright Sparks Project
The Bright Sparks project is all about getting KS2 pupils excited and inspired about the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and the programme is delivered over 2 half-day sessions to years 3 and 4 (age 7 – 8) to schools across Wales.
In the first session, the pupils believe they are having a Lego workshop about wind turbines when the workshop is suddenly interrupted by Professor Sparky with her nephew Eric. Professor Sparky apologises for being late and explains that Eric wants to be a professor but has so far failed the exams. They have come to the school to ask for the students’ help to pass his exams. This scenario creates a synergy between the young people who strongly empathise with the characters.
The pupils complete various tasks and games which involve team working, listening, problem-solving, experimenting and designing. At the end of this first session the pupils are set a number of project based tasks by the professor, which they need to complete for the follow-up session in the following week. All the tasks are designed to help Eric pass his exams and each topic is linked to STEM and employability skills.
When Professor Sparky and Eric return for the second session the pupils translate the information into a mini drama and perform their research findings to Eric. Some schools take this opportunity to share these presentations with the wider school community including other pupils, parents and families.
Finally, Eric has to sit his final exams in front of the pupils; all the exam questions are taken from the five presentations which the students performed for him. The atmosphere is electric, with the young people desperate for him to pass. (Equally the actor is incredibly nervous as they don’t have advanced notice of the questions either!).
To reinforce the message of the workshops (and to thank them for helping Eric pass his exams), each school is offered a class trip to their local power station.
The Bright Sparks project is delivered in partnership with Reaching Wider, an initiative which aims to increase Higher Education participation from previously under-represented groups and communities in Wales (in particular Communities First areas). We are grateful to the Scottish Power Foundation for its generous funding for this project which allows us to continue this important work within our local community.
This was a two-part drama intervention on Anglesey targeting two primary schools in community first areas. Using generic characters as workshop facilitators, the team explored the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in everyday activities. Imagining a world where none of these existed. The project consisted of two visits, a week apart, with each class being given a specific question they had to answer, and present as a performance to the rest of the class. The project was very well received, and work has started to source funding for a possible role out across North Wales next year. This project was funded by the Reach Wider initiative.
Sky’s The Limit
A programme to encourage entrepreneurship and presentation skills in primary schools. Funded by Communities First and North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.