Laughing Matters 2008
Laughing Matters which is a Comedy Festival which teaches young people how to use humour and improvisation as a medium to explore attitudes, behaviour and issues such as diversity, tolerance, and citizenship. Using series of comedy-based workshops encourages creativity, broadens self-perception and furthers the expressive skills of those taking part.
Primary 7 pupils of Cookstown Primary School and Holy Trinity Primary School joined forces and took part in Big Telly Theatre Company’s comedy based workshops. Each class spent a day learning circus skills, the art of physical comedy, magic and performance skills. On the afternoon of Friday the 7th of March Big Telly’s three professional facilitators created a performance which included the pupils, giving them a chance to share their skills with each other and their teachers. Over the course of the four days we had 164 participants.
This format was then repeated with Aughnacloy and St Mary’s Primary School for 3 days with a total of 85 participants.
- I enjoyed working with another school because you made new friends
- I really liked the clown the best he was the funniest thing on the planet
- I really liked them all and wish they would come back again
- It was a thoroughly enjoyable two days for both children and staff. The pace of the days was excellent with plenty of activities which engaged the children.
- The facilitators worked really hard with the children and all experienced and enjoyable insight to the various workshops.
- Over all the kids enjoyed their experience and they will remember it.
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