Montagu Junior School – India Project Final Sharing

March 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm (Learning & Access) (, , , )

Students at Montagu Junior School in Mexborough

Last week saw the end of our project at Montagu Junior School in Mexborough, which combined creative dance workshops and narrative writing activities during the 5-week project with Year 5 pupils.

The project, involving NBT Dance Education Officer Sophie Alder, Creative Writer Maya Chowdhry and Learning & Access Manager Rashmi Sudhir from Kala Sangam encouraged pupils to improve their vocabulary, self-esteem and literacy skills while exploring themes from the ancient Indian festival of Holi, including new beginnings, seasons, colour and play.

We ended the last day with an informal performance for peers and parents, sharing some of the written work the children had produced and dances they had created from their stories. All pupils made noticeable progress during the course of the project, developing the confidence to express their ideas and proudly took ownership of the characters they created through words and movement, and stories they told through them. It was a great end to a fantastic project!

Montagu students in NBT workshop

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