Cautionary Tales from the Trenches
The quest was informed by November Club’s work with Year Five pupils at Walkergate Primary School, Newcastle, who came to Miss Hedley’s rescue by delivering a lecture on the reasons behind the outbreak of the war and life as a soldier in the trenches.
Supported by Juice, Heritage Lottery Fund, Joicey Trust
Location Lit and Phil, Newcastle
Production Team Cinzia Hardy, Sarah Hudson, Imogen Cloët, Katie Doherty, Paul Vinton-Knox, Arianne Nixon
Cast Christina Berriman Dawson, Jacob Anderton
Special thanks Rosie Anderson and Year 5 at Walkergate Primary School, Newcastle, Susanna Pickering for embroidery, Michael Mavromichaellis for calligraphy, Ros Stansfield for knitting.
What people said
The pupils enjoyed everything and were involved in a new way, a completely new experience and not like usual 'drama'. You wouldn't believe what the children had to say, it was so great to see and hear the ones who don't usually have an opinion speak out.
Walkergate Primary School Teacher.
We always hear about the creative things he's doing in school but we never see them, it was great to share this experience with him and see what he's been doing, and the show was perfect for parents and children to enjoy together.
Parent from school pupil involved.