Every year, the Lyceum Theatre Company engages with young people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, though the work of the Creative Learning Programme. In 2012-13 more than 16,000 young people participated in the life of the Theatre, by attending performances and learning events with their schools; by taking part in Lyceum Youth Theatre workshops , holiday courses and productions; through work experience placements and Careers events and in special projects. One of these was Project Dream, which was developed in partnership with schools and accompanied the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
For the season 2013-2014 our special Programme for Schools is Project Scrooge and has been developed to accompany our production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
During the Autumn term nearly 900 pupils at 8 Primary schools, 5 High schools and 1 Special school in Edinburgh will take part in Project Scrooge, which led by teachers and theatre artists who explore creativity and inter-disciplinary learning through a series of creative challenges inspired by the production.
The Project Scrooge Primary Schools are:
Buckstone, Broomhouse, St Josephs, Canal View, Clovenstone, Currie, Leith Walk, and St. Catherine’s.
The Project Scrooge High Schools are:
Balerno, Currie with Woodlands School, Royal High, Queensferry, and Westerhailes Education Centre.
Project Scrooge has received funding from:
The Miller Group, Robertson Trust, Edinburgh Airport Community Fund, CEC, RS Macdonald Trust,