We have been fortunate to work with a number of schools and colleges over the years to create fabulous one off projects as featured below.
If you like the look of these and think your school or college could benefit from a one off project with Wet Picnic, please do not hesitate to contact our education department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
young roots: Anarchy Battle for power!
In partnership with Heritage Lottery and Hampshire Cultural Trust, Wet Picnic are working with students from three colleges to explore Anarchy within the Civil War. Students will be going on research trips and will be working with our practitioners in sound, creative writing and physical theatre workshops to shape and create their own theatre in exploring their local heritage within the Civil War period. The young people taking part in this project are leading their own exploration of this heritage through research, interpretation and then culminating in a performance at The Hat Fair in Winchester as well as creating podcasts which will feature on the HCT website.
Winchester then & Now
Working with primary schools in Winchester, Wet Picnic are partnering with Heritage Lottery to explore World War 1 and the impact that the war had on the local community. The children will be taking part in drama and history workshops, visiting local museums, exploring artefacts and visiting key sites to re-imagine the lives and stories of people during the war. This will all culminate in a celebratory performance for friends and family with the creation of their own exhibition featuring the research they have carried out.
Possible futures: Eastleigh Railways
Wet Picnic worked with Norwood Primary, Cherbourg Primary and Nightingale Primary schools in Eastleigh to create a wonderful project about the Railways in Eastleigh and how that has affected the town the children live in today. With funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Winchester, we delivered 10 weeks of drama workshops as well as historical trips and visits to create a wonderful piece of outdoor theatre that the children performed in front of friends, family and the general public.
The project ran from March - June 2015
The Emerge outreach project
Wet Picnic worked with Barton Peveril, Totton and Fareham colleges to create a piece of outdoor walk about theatre for Hat Fair in Winchester- based on Jacques Tati films. With funding from the University of Winchester, the students were able to explore an element of theatre that they hadn't necessarily encountered before or thought about as a performance opportunity. Over a period of 12 weeks, experienced theatre practitioners delivered exploratory and drama workshops to aid the students in creating a piece of work to demonstrate and celebrate both their new knowledge and performance skills.
The project ran from March - July 2014
Possible futures: WW1 Eastleigh
Wet Picnic worked with Norwood and Cherbourg Primary schools in Eastleigh on a project which engaged and connected the children with their local heritage in learning all about how World War One affected their town how they see it now. With funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Winchester University we were able to deliver 10 weeks of workshops and historical visits and sessions which informed their performance.
This project ran from March- June 2014
emerge outreach project: Eastleigh
Wet Picnic worked with primary schools in Eastleigh; including Norwood, Cherbourg, Crescent and Fryern. This project was born from the University of Winchester wanting a project that could filter through the different tiers of education. The pupils, with professional theatre practitioners looked at; the history of Eastleigh, their own home life, their aspirations for the future, their favourite things and what they enjoy doing which then all culminated in a celebration of who they are. This taught the pupils valuable team building and drama skills as well as developing their creativity and really allowed ownership on the project.
This project ran January- May 2014