Grow from Seeds has facilitated a summer workshop at Pantin – Courtillières Park in Paris, Eastern suburb. The event was organised by Le Labo des Histoires, a french national writing association. This creative drama workshop took place from July 9th to 20th and had ten 1h 30 minute sessions. The workshops tested the Grow from Seeds methodology and it culminated in a video performed by the participants of the workshops at Courtillières Park.
photo album here
see article on Labo des Histoires website.
The workshop gathered a group of 10 volunteer french kids from various locations, 5 to 10 years old. After several theatre and writing exercices, they finally choose to work on the Tir na nog tale provided by the Grow from Seeds methodology. They used the backbone of the story and enriched it with ideas of their own. The result is a 8 minutes video shot on the very last day of the workshop, as a conclusion of the workshop.
Associated artist : Bruno Freyssinet (director and pedagogue at La Transplanisphère) and Marie Willaime (associated author)
Maison des Courtillières, host team / Pantin : Lydie Quagliaroli and Mathilde Vasseaux
Labo des Histoires team : Elsa Pellegri and Gaëlle Rolin.
A massive thank you to the teachers and pupils of Kildare Town Educate Together National School for showing us your Grow from Seeds play, ‘The Cowgirls Competition’. Please have a look at a snippet of their amazing play below!
The pupils of Kildare Town Educate Together National School worked with Caroline, our Grow from Seeds facilitator, to create the story collaboratively as a group. ‘The Cowgirls Competition’was born– An epic tale of sibling rivalry, where two sisters, Kate and Kylie set themselves a challenge to see who could race around the world by horseback the quickest and get written into the Guinness Book of Records.
On Tuesday April 24th 2018 the second class of the Educate Together School in Kildare, Ireland embarked and created their first Six Part Call to Adventure Story. And what an adventure it was. After participating in two previous workshops the class were ready to create their own class community story.
The result was , ‘The Cowgirls Competition’ – An epic tale of sibling rivalry, told and drawn in six parts, where two sisters, Kate and Kyle set themselves a challenge to see who could race around the world by horseback the quickest and get written into the Guinness Book of Records.
Fun and laughter was had and the story has all the hallmarks of a modern myth, and even had a moral to tell, “Cheating never pays off in the long run”
Seamus Quinn in action at Kildare Town Educate Together.