Spike Stories - Making and breaking the news at MakeBelieve Arts

Great success at our Gifted & Talented Half Term Workshop Week!

MakeBelieve Arts had a fantastic half-term week working with some enthusiastic, creative and very funny Gifted & Talented pupils. Working with our G&T Directors, Ross and Mary, the pupils worked together to produce a show-stopping performance on Friday.

The first day of the workshop came complete with a few nerves and the need for nametags as everyone tiptoed in to the shallow end of the workshop. By day two, the nerves were no more and the nametags were off as everyone jumped headlong into the deep-end, creating scenes and vignettes inspired by the news of the day and their own imaginations.

Set in a frantic Press Office, the students became journalists in search of a perfect story to make the front page and appease the tirades of the Big Boss. In their quest for stories to fit the bill, they explored life, death, bears stuck in trees, bouncy castles on Lake Garda, and David Cameron and Gordon Brown squaring off in a lift!

At once topical, ironic, funny and just plain fun, the final performance was a hit with the audience. Well attended by friends, family and teachers it was a brilliant way to cap off a great week.

The entire MakeBelieve Arts team would like to thank all the teachers and parents who have helped make Spike Stories such a success. Most importantly, we'd like to say a big thank you and congratulations to all the pupils involved. Your enthusiasm, commitment and creativity were second to none. Well done! 


Thank you to the following Lewisham schools:
Ashmead Primary School, Fairlawn Primary School,
Our Lady and St Philip Neri RC Primary, St Augustines RC Primary,
Holy Cross RC Primary and John Stainer Community School

MakeBelieve Arts runs Gifted & Talented Half Term Holiday Workshops in October, February and June of each academic year.