Youngsters enjoy world of Gulliver

Pupils from Brigstock, Stanion, Cottingham and Weldon schools take part in workshops at the Corby Core's sharing and development day
Pupils from Brigstock, Stanion, Cottingham and Weldon schools take part in workshops at the Corby Core's sharing and development day

Youngsters have taken their studies of a famous children’s book to the next level.

Pupils from Brigstock, Stanion, Cottingham and Weldon schools took part in a day of workshops at the Corby Core on Friday with actors who will be bringing Gulliver’s Travels to the stage later this year.

The event gave the pupils the chance to work with artists from Dragon Breath Theatre Company and the Core creative staff.

Pupils worked with the artistic team to develop the work they have done in their schools creating a performance about what it would be like to be on a desert island.

They also worked with script author Peter Romney, who has held workshops at all the schools.

Weldon Primary School teacher Hilary Hoyle said the themes of the story are being applied to the children’s lives.

She said: “Overall the idea is part of the transition of moving from one school to another and giving you the confidence that you can do it.”

The schools will all have the opportunity to see the new version of Gulliver’s Travels, which will be on stage at the Core in June.