LIVERPOOL'S newest theatre group have started rehearsal of their
first production which promises a lorra, lorra laughs. The
Magic 7 Theatre Group was formed earlier this year at the Lancaster
Centre, an adult learning centre in Walton which is used by people
of all ages with learning disabilities.
The play "Lost for Words" has been specially written and is
being directed by Byron Alcock director of the A La Mode Theatre
Company. It is a based on 2 characters, David and Lisa ,who
meet on Blind Date and the first act is based on Cilla Black's TV
The play is a comedy but behind the laughs lies a serious message
about Person Centred Planning which is a way of ensuring individuals
get the correct support and what this means to an individual. It
also looks at what can happen if you make assumptions about people
and their behaviour and how sometimes people's opinions are
overlooked because they are not always able to express themselves in
the way most people are used to.
Cllr Flo Clucas, Executive Member for Social Care, said;- "It
is very encouraging that this group has been formed. The themed year
for 2006 is Liverpool Performs and this play will show how every
section of the community is taking that on board and being creative.
I am sure the play will be a great success, provide a lot of fun but
still get a serious message across."
Lost for Words will be performed on January 18 and 19 at Community
Learning Centre St John Bosco School, Croxteth.
tree-mendous norse-ry school!
A LIVERPOOL nursery school has scored the highest possible marks in
a government inspection. East Prescot Road Nursery School has
been described as "outstanding" by OFSTED, who have concluded that
it is a "very special school with special staff". Among its
pioneering work is a project to develop links with schools in
Denmark and Sweden, and devise a more adventurous and
environmentally focused education.
And to celebrate the tree-mendous achievement, oak, birch and ash
trees are to be planted by pupils and visiting staff from the
Scandinavian schools this coming Thursday, 24 November.
Headteacher Louise Boyd, said:- "We are absolutely delighted
with this OFSTED report. It is testimony to hard-working and
enthusiastic children, dedicated and talented teachers, supportive
and informed parents and committed governors."
The school, which has 60 youngsters aged 3 to 4, is described as
giving children "a wonderful start to their education with
outstanding Foundation Stage provision".
Children "make very rapid progress and achieve exceptional
standards", and their behaviour is also praised in the
Councillor Paul Clein, executive member for children's services,
said:- "This is a fantastic tribute to the excellent start to
their educational journey that staff at East Prescot Road nursery
school are giving pupils."