Happy New Year!
Since getting back after a well deserved Christmas break, the new year has taken off to a flying start…
During our first week, Round Midnight went to George Salter Academy to deliver two different performances to year’s 7, 8 and 9. First up, our hugely successful theatre in education piece “Follow Me” – a program that explores extremism and radicalisation. Visit here for more details:
“Round Midnight imparted knowledge and awareness of themes that are important for our young people. The delivery was fast-paced, engaging and our pupils could relate to the content that had been specially tailored to them.The pupil next door but one to me didn’t even move during the performance – he was hooked as soon as it began and sat in the same position the whole way through!”L Cherrington – Geography teacher and tutor
Our second performance, “Cutting Ties” is a brand new theatre in education program that deals with the consequences of carrying a knife and knife crime. The story follows Mia, a young girl who has been caught in school carrying a knife and as a result, now faces permanent exclusion and criminal prosecution. But she insists there is more to the story…
“We needed a bespoke piece on Knife crime. Round Midnight listened to our needs and in two weeks wrote, edited(with our input), rehearsed and then presented a piece that had the students gripped. They stayed in character for a superb and perceptive reflection session afterwards that fully involved the students who were exploring the issue in greater depth and with more perception than I could have imagined.”B Elgar – Assistant Principal Pastoral
“[During the performance of “Cutting Ties”] I looked around at the back row and [saw that so] many were sat, elbows on knees, leaning forward, on the edge of their seats and so involved in watching what was being delivered. This said, I was sat near easily distracted (and not always easily engaged) Year 9 boys and you could have heard a pin drop they were so engrossed! Well done to Round Midnight for informative, contemporary delivery of some challenging themes!”L Cherrington – Geography teacher and tutor