This first phase of Plays in the Playground has been funded by Theatre Royal Bath. and Wells Festival of Literature.
Bowlish Infants School in Shepton Mallet were one of just 10 out of over 100 projects to receive funding for this innovative project. Cheques were presented by Michael Eavis at a special presentation evening held at Theatre Royal Bath in The Egg Theatre
Project funding has been matched by Wells Festival of Literature who use sponsorship and revenue from the festival to support a wide range of community projects.
“It is only in the last few years that the Festival has, through generous sponsorship and increased ticket sales, been able to contribute significant sums of money for educational purposes,” said Hilary Cain from the Education Group. “We want to encourage the love of words – whether reading or acting – in young people. Plays in the Playground is an extremely imaginative project which will engage young children and their families in three Shepton schools. We are truly delighted to be supporting this project together with the Theatre Royal in Bath.”