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Science Takes Centre Stage in Swindon Schools
Prime Theatre are in rehearsals for a new production thanks to an award of £19,000 from the Wiltshire Community Foundation.
The money has been donated on behalf of the Science Museum Group’s Wroughton Solar Park to support science in schools. 1500 Year 4 pupils aged 8 and 9 will see ‘The Green Game’ for free throughout December.
The 45-minute production investigates habitats and wildlife found in Wroughton and challenges audiences to protect the environment when building a new school on undeveloped land.
Emma Barr, Prime Theatre’s Associate Director is leading the piece, ‘The show is packed with fun facts as well as role models for the audience. We want science to be as exciting and accessible as possible, not something reserved for adults in white coats and with clipboards!”
The all-female creative team includes young Swindon writer, Sumita Majumdar, whose work includes programmes for CBeebies. The company worked with teachers to plan the show and trialled interactive challenges with local children. To increase the show’s own green credentials, the production is being rehearsed in an empty shop unit in the Brunel Centre and features a recycled floor that changes colour when touched by children’s hands. ‘The Green Game’ includes integrated British Sign Language to make the show as accessible as possible.