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Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

STU­DENTS from var­i­ous Mac­cles­field schools will give drama per­for­mances to bring true sto­ries from the First World War to life.

Cheshire East Re­flects is a four-year schools pro­gramme of events and ac­tiv­i­ties by Cheshire East Coun­cil to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of the war. As part of this, stu­dents will act out emo­tional true sto­ries from the con­flict.

Young peo­ple from 10 schools in Mac­cles­field have been work­ing with the MY The­atre Com­pany un­der a pro­fes­sional the­atre direc­tor and are in re­hearsals for the two per­for­mances.

They will pro­duce re-en­act­ments and in­ter­pre­ta­tions of life on the ‘home front’ and the im­pact of con­flict on fam­ily life.

As many as 300 pupils will have the op­por­tu­nity to take part in work­shops, which will ex­am­ine sto­ries from the home front in the form of let­ters writ­ten by those who ex­pe­ri­enced it.

Pub­lic per­for­mances will take place on June 22 and July 6, at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege in Mac­cles­field, and per­form­ers will be dressed in cos­tume of the early 1900s and mil­i­tary uni­forms.

To find out more about Cheshire East Re­flects, visit cheshireeas­tre­flects. com

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