Read how seven Class 4 children are getting involved in this exciting opportunity.
Seven children from Class 4 are delighted to be involved in an exciting musical and cultural exchange project, organised by staff at Melbourn Village College in conjunction with the Royal Opera House. They will be amongst 60 children from MVC and its feeder Primary Schools, and a further 50 French children, performing Noyes Fludde (Noah’s Flood) with the Orchestre de Picardie in Amiens, France in January. There will also be performances at Comberton Village College in March.
The project is funded by ACT (A Common Territory), which is an innovative cross-border collaboration between leading arts and education partners from France and England. It is financed by the European Regional Development Fund INTERREG IV A France (Channel) England Programme.
The ACT project aims to make the region a better place to live and visit through cultural collaboration, community and educational engagement, with access to internationally renowned organisations, their artists and performances.
The children have been attending weekly rehearsals for their forthcoming trip and on Monday 1st December had a Production Day at Comberton Village College. This day involved meeting the Stage Director Amy Lane, who works for the Royal Opera House, and working with the lighting artist Tine Bech.
Below are photographs of some of the spectacular lighting effects that the children created under Tine’s direction.
More information to follow as the project progresses…..