Arts week at St Albans’ Aboyne Lodge School

15:53 10 July 2014

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An unique arts experience captivated children at a St Albans school during a specially-designated week recently.

Trestle Theatre Company spent a week at Aboyne Lodge primary school for a project involving the whole school, from nursery through to Year 6.

Every child took part in mask theatre, songwriting, dance and art sessions with professional performers and artists who worked closely with the teachers to give the children a creative and inspiring experience.

The project culminated in a showing of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, the theme they had been working on throughout the week.

Said Amanda Abley, head teacher of Aboyne Lodge: “It was a great success. There was a real buzz around the school for the whole week.

“The professionals from Trestle were inspiring and the kids rose to the challenge. The children had a ball, the teachers really enjoyed it, we will do it again.”

St Albans-based Trestle’s artistic director, Emily Gray, added “It was fantastic to be in a school that dared to take a whole week off the curriculum and invest in giving the children an enriching week of arts work.

“Many of the parents commented on how happy the children were coming out of school each day. We cannot underestimate the importance of creativity and the arts for our children’s well-being and development.”

Trestle will be offering workshops to local primary schools based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes during the St Albans Literary Festival.

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