Lynnfield youngsters get a taste of stage life

Lynnfield Primary School held a fun theatre day.
Lynnfield Primary School held a fun theatre day.
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YOUNGSTERS at a town primary school spent a day living the life of a theatre production team.

The children, from Lynnfield Primary School, in Grosvenor Street, in Hartlepool, were treated to the theatrically excellent day as part of a Be The Best scheme that is held within the school once a month.

Lynnfield Primary School held a fun theatre day.

Lynnfield Primary School held a fun theatre day.

A team of theatre workers, make-up artist Anna Wood, George Gently actor Graham Saxon, and local film director Martin Smith, put together a fun-filled package for the kids.

Every class did something which was a job to do with film-making, including trailers, costumes, and scripts.

Deputy head Kate McIntyre said: “We invite people in to talk about the jobs that they do and how they got into them.

“Then they taught the children about scripts, trailers, costumes, make-up, filming and editing.

“They showed the pupils the process of how everything gets put together and all of the work that is involved in a finished production.”

She added: “The children had a fantastic time, they loved it.

“It was lovely, a really good day.

“A lot of the kids are into film but they don’t realise all of the other jobs that go into making them.”

She added: “We wanted them to see that local, regular people do these jobs as well, not just rich and famous people. It showed them that these types of jobs are attainable and realistic.”