South East Dance was invited by Creative Partnerships Hastings and East Sussex to work with year six pupils from two schools in Hastings. The project was to support the school in creative ways to improve literacy ahead of the pupils SATs exams. We matched artists from Underground7 Dance Company, with teachers and pupils from Red Lake Primary School and Castledown Primary School.
At Castledown School, with the theme of recycling, pupils danced the story of the 'life of a plastic bottle' to develop narrative and explore opposing arguments about climate change to understand how to construct arguments from different perspectives. At Red Lake School, the pupils used the theme Egyptians to describe different emotions and to develop character through movement.