Last year we added a new feature to our Forest of Frogs summer camp. Working with Elizabeth Keates, we offered a week of more drama based activities for teenagers. The teenagers were cast in a shortened version of “A midsummer night’s dream”, and during the week they chose a venue in the gardens to be their stage, practised their lines, choreographed their movements, and made their costumes. Teenagers less interested in a full acting role played a part too – developing props, composing music etc. On the final Friday afternoon, they were able to perform their play to an audience of parents and friends, who were treated to a tour of the garden as they followed the troupe through the acts of the play.
Of course, they still wanted to enjoy some of the traditional forest of frogs activities, so they were still able to enjoy campfires, build dens, and do some nature art as well.
Following the success of last year, we plan to do another drama workshop for teenagers. The play will depend on the number of people who enrol, as we want to be sure to take on something which suits those coming. Please see the poster or contact Sarah Cash, firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more, and book your place.