In 2008, South East Dance was invited by Creative Partnerships Hastings and East Sussex to work with year six pupils from two schools in Hastings 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, the theme was recycling and pupils danced the story of the 'life of a plastic bottle' to develop narrative and explore opposing arguments about climate change. At Red Lake School pupils used the theme of the Egyptians to describe different emotions and to develop character through movement.
Image © Rob Walker