Shropshire outdoor drama retreat to build childrens' confidence

Moonstruck Astronaut Theatre Company and Wrekin Forest School have joined forces to offer a fantastic outdoors drama retreat in the heart of nature for seven to sixteen-year olds.

This fun, playful drama retreat is to take place on the events site of Wrekin Forest School on the Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August from 9am to 4pm on both days.  Over the two days, participants will create their own plays which will be performed at 4pm on Wednesday 28th. 

Students who attend the retreat will develop essential communication and life skills while the freedom of creating drama in a beautiful, natural setting will help them to build up their confidence. Places on the retreat are limited to ensure every child experiences the full benefits of attending.  Those who join in pairs before 12 August receive £5 off the overall investment of £85 per child.

Hannah de Quincey, founder of Moonstruck Astronaut theatre company and a professional theatre director, is to lead the workshops from initial idea to final presentation. She said: “Learning drama in a magical outdoors setting will make for a truly remarkable experience for the children. 

There is no other growth tool like being a drama student.  Whilst students are enjoying creating a play and learning how to act, they are developing their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, presentation skills, teamwork, empathy, risk-taking, self-expression, time management, self-esteem and of course their imagination and creative skills!

On top of this, rehearsing and performing in the outdoors will improve their physical and vocal clarity.  Well-taught drama students understand how to communicate clearly in person – an absolutely essential life skill.”

Mrs Ellis, director of Wrekin Forest School, enthuses: “We are looking forward to welcoming Hannah and sharing this new adventure. Let’s get kids doing drama, having fun, making new friends and connecting with nature.”

Wrekin Forest School is located in idyllic woodland between Shrewsbury, Newport, Market Drayton and Telford.  It is a perfect central location for the drama retreat to unite children and young people from across Shropshire.

Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. de Quincey have a shared background in education and passion for empowering our youth.  They are keen for the summer drama retreat to become an annual event benefiting and uniting local young people.

Places on the summer drama retreat are currently available.  Phone Hannah on 07961 050 961 or email [email protected] for full information and to book.