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Projects

We are always delighted to be approached by schools and other organisations to consider ways of working together. If you would like to discuss ways in which we can help you, please contact Heidi Bird on 01635 570927 or email  heidi@watermill.org.uk.


THEATRE IN EDUCATION TOURING


The Watermill has a reputation for high quality Theatre in Education touring, including our 2015 production of Macbeth and Hamlet in 2014, which toured secondary schools and theatres.

'We will be happy to recommend you to other schools but might prefer to keep your excellence a secret if you become too popular!’ (Rory Darling, Head of Drama, Ludgrove School, Wokingham)


FEDERATION OF RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROJECT

This extraordinary biennial project involves working with six small rural primary schools to create a production, performed on The Watermill’s own stage, involving some 120 pupils. The project has been running for fifteen years.

"That was so good! I don't want it to end!" (Megan, aged 11yrs)

"It was a fantastic opportunity for our children and one that they will remember for a very long time." (Parent)

"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you from everyone here.... The children have done nothing but rave about it ever since!" (Teacher)


THE EXCEL PROJECT 

Every two years The Watermill works with twelve students from Trinity School supporting them to write a play, which is then rehearsed and created with a professional team. The final production is performed at Trinity School by over 90 pupils from six local primary schools. 
“Children who would not normally have this opportunity have blossomed into more confident children.” (Whitelands Park Primary School teacher)



EDUCATION & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOPS

The Education & Business Partnership’s Take a Chance programme is designed to stimulate the confidence and business skills of GCSE students to inspire them to think about their future careers. Held at Vodafone, a series of workshops throughout the year, delivered by our Watermill facilitators, develop teamwork, presentation and organisation skills in some 100 students from schools across West Berkshire.

Our core Education and Outreach work is generously supported by The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.