MED Theatre is a brilliant theatre company inspired by Dartmoor, its history, landscape and people. They have worked successfully for many years with local schools and one of their most recent ventures was with Moretonhampstead Primary School.
A recent press release from the school states:
"Year 6 pupils at Moretonhampstead Primary School welcomed theatre company MED Theatre to their school for an enthralling play based on the lives of Devon folk during WW2. Following this, MED Theatre led a play-writing workshop over an eight week period, culminating in a series of WW2-based performances written and staged by the pupils of Moretonhampstead.
For one pupil the workshop was more than just learning about stage craft.
‘The MED Theatre workshops have given me so much more confidence and I can’t wait to do more in secondary school.’
The plays were performed in front of fellow pupils and teachers and was also video recorded allowing parents to enjoy their work.
The workshop was funded by The Helen Foundation, an arts-based charity seeking to support and motivate young people in Teignbridge, and was in partnership with Daisi – an educational charity working across Devon that encourages arts development among young people."
Moretonhampstead used funding from both their annual THF subsidy and extra funding from the THF Arts Recovery Fund to enable them to work with MED Theatre.
Great use of funds, Moretonhampstead!