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Students’ six-week project culminates in stage performance of personal stories

PUBLISHED: 15:09 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:12 20 April 2017

Six students from Farlingaye High School and Chantry Academy performed 'Green Mystery House' the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, in support of Lapwing Education. Picture: ARCHANT

Six students from Farlingaye High School and Chantry Academy performed 'Green Mystery House' the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, in support of Lapwing Education. Picture: ARCHANT

Students took to the stage at Woodbridge’s Riverside Theatre to turn personal stories into a theatre.

Six students from Farlingaye High School and Chantry Academy performed 'Green Mystery House' the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, in support of Lapwing Education. Picture: ARCHANTSix students from Farlingaye High School and Chantry Academy performed 'Green Mystery House' the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, in support of Lapwing Education. Picture: ARCHANT

Actor Hugh Fraser, who played Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s Poirot, opened the show for six students from Farlingaye High and Chantry Academy.

Green Mystery House was directed by storyteller Justine de Mierre with support from staff at bespoke education charity Lapwing. It was the culmination of a six-week project to build confidence, character and resilience by focusing on the positive aspects of the students’ lives.

John Tunaley, assistant head at Farlingaye, said: “Six weeks ago, these students hadn’t worked together, so to see them support one another on stage with such confidence and enthusiasm is wonderful.”

Lindsey-Ann Falconer, inclusion manager at Chantry Academy, said: “The students have seized the opportunity to make this empowering project their own. It’s fantastic to see the changes Lapwing has made to these young people.”

Six students from Farlingaye High School and Chantry Academy performed 'Green Mystery House' the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, in support of Lapwing Education. Picture: ARCHANTSix students from Farlingaye High School and Chantry Academy performed 'Green Mystery House' the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, in support of Lapwing Education. Picture: ARCHANT

Lapwing thanked both schools, funders Gippeswyck Trust, The Riverside Theatre, Darrell at HiRED, Archway

Carpets for the loan of a red carpet, and Jamie Clarke for sound support.

The charity, based in Martlesham, provides bespoke education to children and young people facing exclusion from school, college or society.

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