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First Day Back
Published: September 13th, 2021 by theatretrain

First Day Back

Whenever I am at a Theatretrain centre I like to be near the entrance and see the looks on the faces of the kids as they enter. This is especially true of the first day of term. Some of them are old friends meeting up again and really pleased to see each other. Of course, […]

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Never Give Up
Published: September 6th, 2021 by theatretrain

Never Give Up

You could divide into two groups the things that you do. One the things that you love to do and two, those things you have to do. You probably don’t love putting the bins out but it has to be done. At this time of year everyone at school gets a new start. New uniform, […]

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Published: August 30th, 2021 by theatretrain

Readiness

You know the scene: the family is going on holiday and here we are at the front door. Excitement is in the air and people are rushing about finding last minute things to do. A final check on doors and windows. Passport and tickets check. There’s the one who wants to get going and is […]

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Fidgeting
Published: August 23rd, 2021 by theatretrain

Fidgeting

“What is life if full of care, you have no time to stand and stare?” Fat chance these days. Every year seems to bring ever more conflicting things in front of your eyes demanding your attention. Little wonder that many young people are currently addicted to the craze for fidgets, poppers and squishies. Essentially these […]

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Chaos and Harmony
Published: August 16th, 2021 by theatretrain

Chaos and Harmony

A few years ago we gathered 80 young people together from all over Europe for ten days of working together to make theatre.  We used a school in Ipswich and every morning these 16-18 year olds started the day with with a warm up. We didn’t just want them to warm up their bodies and […]

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