Mull Youth Theatre - Show On The Road

19 Dec 2018

Mull Youth Theatre are bringing an exciting event to local primary schools.

Called Show On The Road, they are taking all the skills offered to youngsters in the theatre to primary schools on Mull, Iona and the mainland.

Andi Stevens, MYT coordinator, says “There are lots of children who live too far away from the theatre who are missing out on our weekly performing arts workshops. So we thought we could take it to them instead.”

Thanks to funding from The Bridge Awards and the Waterfall Fund, Andi is planning a three-year run of classes to be held with primary schools in the local area.

Mull Youth Theatre will bring workshops to schools in Bunessan, Iona, Lochdon, Ulva, Dervaig, Salen, Tobemory and Kilchoan giving the children a fun introduction to performance and movement. There will be opportunities at a later date for children from various schools to come to the theatre to collaborate

Teacher’s packs will be provided so the learning can continue in schools and clubs through a sustainable project. Children living in remote areas have limited access to these type of opportunities, Show On The Road gives them a chance for them to try out something new while building confidence and having a positive effect on their mental health.

Wow, what a project! The kids are having the time of their life, four more schools before Christmas. Please find photographs attached from Dervaig Primary School.

"Thank you for a super-super day, very happy children" Tricia Evans, Head Teacher Dervaig.

Project update:

We have held comprehensive weekly Zoom workshops for the past 18 months alongside playground sessions in remote schools, with whole school participation. A mixture of storytelling, freezing winds and midges. Coming up; a three day Performance Arts Gathering in July 2021 with 40 children and nine adults all sharing their skills.

The work goes on in 2021/22 - Watch this space for an outreach program centred around a Bone Mardi Gras!

(Photo credit Sarah Darling)

Funded by The Bridge Awards and the Waterfall Fund.