East Ren pupils take part in new project

Children across East Ren will benefit from live theatre in new project. Pic by Sean Young
Children across East Ren will benefit from live theatre in new project. Pic by Sean Young

East Ren pupils are set to benefit from a new theatre-based project.

Theatre in Schools Scotland is a new initiative, established to support and develop the provision of theatre in Scotland’s schools, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that every child in Scotland receives - at their nursery or school - a minimum of one performing arts production, per year, as a core part of their education.

The project has been developed by Imaginate, the national organisation in Scotland, which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people, and the National Theatre of Scotland, in partnership with leading performing arts companies/organisations for children and young people, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Visible Fictions and Starcatchers.

The initiative has been created initially as a pilot project, which will expand over the next three years, exploring different models for touring theatre into schools.

During this first year, Theatre in Schools Scotland will tour two award-winning, internationally recognised Scottish productions, Martha presented by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and Shopping for Shoes by Visible Fictions. The tour will visit 25 local authorities including East Renfrewshire, with still potential for more, from August 15 to October 14. The shows will play in over 30 primary schools across the tour.