All six Immerse schools spent a term working with Artists in Residence between January and April.
Pupils worked with a lead and trainee artist, exploring important local and global themes and making performances collaboratively. Some of the children looked at themes of identity, with artists creating a space for young people to play, question and enjoy. Some pupils delved into themes of mystery stories and local history, creating a podcast and taking on both creative and production roles. Other residencies included an exploration of wonderlands (inspired by Lewis Caroll), a movement collaboration with P7s looking at transition and beginnings, a discussion on the meaning of names, and children creating their own performative responses to Hamlet and Waiting for Godot.
Throughout the residencies, and despite ongoing Covid restrictions, artists shared their knowledge and experience to help both pupils and teachers develop new skills, explore aspects of live performance and push their boundaries.