START at the Citizens is designed to:
- Introduce young people to the arts;
- Inspire them to learn more;
- Enhance their experience through critical analysis and participation; and
- Encourage them to Create their own art or a piece of work.
The Citizens Theatre is one of only two Scottish Arts organisations to be involved in the Princes Foundations START Partners project. In this, our 3rd year of funding, we’re working with almost 100 young people from five Glasgow secondary schools, St Mungo’s, Castlemilk High, St Roch’s, Lochend Community High and St Roch’s. The pupils visit the theatre twice over the year to receive a pre-show workshop, see a Citizens show and meet the cast for a post-show Q&A.
The initiative is designed to build links between cultural organisations and schools.
Recently young people from Castlemilk and St Roch’s were star struck when they met Harry Potter star Miriam Margoyles who was in our production of ‘A Day in the Death of Joe Egg’. Miriam signed autographs and had her picture taken by a host of mobile phones!
The Princes Foundation in partnership with the Citizens is hosting Catalyst, a training day for early level primary teacher on 23 February. The day provides practical workshops from the Citizens and Scottish Ballet as well as input from Education Scotland on the use of GLOW and a free resource book to take away. More info
WORK WITH US
The Citizens Theatre is committed to working in partnership with organisations to increase access to and appreciation of culture. We believe that Learning outside the classroom forms an essential part of a young person’s education.
Photo by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
(used with permission)