This year Year Four have had the opportunity to take part in a project based with Sheffield Theatres. We have had three school based workshops. The first session was based on understanding the disease dementia, the second was based on how to speak to people suffering with dementia and the third was based around understanding how dementia can affect the brain.
This week we were extremely lucky to be invited to Sheffield Theatres for a guided tour and to complete either specialist drama work shops or meet some people suffering with dementia. When we arrived we had a tour of the Crucible and the Lyceum. On both tours we saw the stage, the seating area, the behind the scenes and all the props. We were even lucky enough to have access to the costume department where we could try anything on we wanted.
Then, in the afternoon we split into two sessions. Some of us were lucky enough to have a drama workshop with an expert in which we created a full class still image. Then we used our memories to create more still images and we built on this to creating a final scene.
Some other members of Amber class went with Mrs Ainsley to meet people suffering with dementia. They chatted to the people, played games with them and even had afternoon tea! Mrs Ainsley was very impressed with everything we had learnt over out sessions and how well we interacted with the adults.