Bowlish Infant Primary School received a grant for a new project ‘All the World’s Our Playground’ which introduces children to high calibre children’s theatre. The project is running in six different schools in Shepton Mallet and will culminate with a festival in March 2020. The project is particularly important as Shepton Mallet lost its only theatre in 2010 which limits opportunities to introduce children to theatre.
Speaking of the impact of the grant on the project, Bowlish Infant Primary School said:
“Bowlish Infant School are delighted to be supported by Literature Works. This funding will support bringing an author into six primary schools in Shepton Mallet. Students across all schools have been experiencing a range of live theatre performances. In September, thanks to generous support from Literature Works, we will be working with author David Reakes, author, storyteller and the former Bard of Glastonbury, who will be supporting students in creating their own immersive performance. David will be working with students to explore how to create a character, how to develop a sense of place and what makes a good story. Following this David will lead creative writing sessions where students will start creating their own narrative as part of All the World’s Our Playground – a big immersive performance featuring professional performers alongside all six schools in Shepton Mallet in March 2020 organised by a student programming panel and led by Bowlish Infant School and Make the Sunshine Community Interest Company.”