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Whitworks Adventures in Theatre (WAT)

With over twenty years’ experience working in the education sector and the arts industry professionally as writers and directors, Paul and Gertie Whitfield established Whitworks Adventures in Theatre (WAT) to work with children, young people and community groups, shedding light on untold stories, forgotten voices and neglected narratives to create exciting, innovative and stimulating education, writing, and theatre experiences. WAT uses a range of creative techniques to bring history and heritage to life so that children, young people and communities can engage positively, having access to knowledge and experiences that will excite, engage and inspire them.

WAT believes in the power of pupil voice and actively involves children, young people and communities in research, creativity and creative collaboration – promoting inclusion, equal opportunities and diversity alongside an authentic sense of belonging and ownership.

WAT can:

  • Help groups or schools to seek appropriate funding and support
  • Train and support children, young people and communities to research their histories
  • Help with writing plays and books
  • Help develop schemes of work
  • Deliver local history stories in the curriculum
  • Devise and direct performances
  • Create heritage walks

Whitworks Adventures in Theatre specialise in designing bespoke packages for specific schools and communities, providing both short and longer-term support. Please click on this link (website here) to discover our range of one-off specially developed Artsmark opportunities for KS2 and more about what we do.

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Theatre, Heritage, , Creative Writing
Appropriate Age Range
Appropriate Key Stage Range
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Working Across
Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York, Nationally,
Community Settings, Mainstream Schools
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