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Its panto time

Over 500 primary school pupils across Newport have been having fun by taking part in workshops themed around the panto Cinderella thanks to our support.

Year 2 Pupils from St Mary’s RC primary school, Newport are pictured at one of the Panto workshops with WPD Education Liaison Officer Ruth Adams who joined in the fun.

Working in partnership with Newport Live, the education workshops aimed at Year 1–Year 4 pupils have been running since mid-November and will finish in January.

They are designed to challenge imaginations and create some fresh and exiting ideas around subjects such as creative writing, performance, costumes and set design.

Funding from us has covered the cost of providing educational work packs aligning to the school’s curriculum, workshop tutors, and craft materials.

Newport Live’s Education and Participation Officer Danielle Rowlands, said: “This has been such a great project, the schools have really loved it.

“A huge thank you to WPD for its support. The artwork created by the children is now on display at the Riverfront Theatre for everyone to see, it’s absolutely amazing and really captured their imaginations.”

Karen Welch, WPD Corporate Communications Officer, said: “We are delighted to be able to support these workshops, the children have really enjoyed them and created some beautiful artwork.

“Education is vitally important and these workshop are a perfect way to engage and introduce pupils to the world of the performing arts in a fun and interesting way.”

The panto runs until 4 January 2020 at the Riverfront Theatre, Newport. To find out more visit or call 01633 656757.

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