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Kings College Pupils Present Their Westborough Tales

Published on: 23 Apr, 2017
Updated on: 23 Apr, 2017

Pupils from Kings College in Guildford have performed a drama based on the history of and people’s memories of their local community.

King College pupils performing Westborough Tales at the Mill Studio.

They presented Westborough Tales for family and friends at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Mill Studio on Wednesday, April 19, repeating it the following day at the Park Barn Centre.

The theatre’s youth and education department worked with pupils from the school for 10 weeks as they gathered stories and information about Westborough and Park Barn.

Pupils showcase Westborough Tales for the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, when he visited the school in February.

In February, the Kings College pupils showcased their work to the Earl of Wessex when he visited the school in Park Barn.

Guildford Borough Council’s community wardens who work in the Westborough ward assisted with the project as part of the council’s own Project Aspire initiative, that gives grants to local projects.

Nick White, head of youth, education and community at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Guildford Borough Council on Project Aspire – by working at the very heart of our local communities, we are able to empower our young people and inspire them to embrace their rich local history with a sense of pride.”

Funds awarded through Project Aspire are aimed at tackling social inequality, strengthening communities and promoting inclusion and equality.

The theatre’s youth and education department will be engaging with other young people across the borough and have been given a council grant of £1,035 for a similar project in Ash.

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