Tarporley High School Collaboration with Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre

Home » Newsroom » Tarporley High School

Upcoming events

Tarvin Online
Family Film Night - Peter Rabbit
Tomorrow 6:00pm
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin village
Film Night - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Tomorrow 8:00pm
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin Online
Tarvin WI - Resolutions Evening & The Yunnan Adventure
30th May 2018 7:00pm
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin village
Art in the Afternoon
5th June 2018 1:30pm
Tarvin Methodist Church

Latest news

Police Meeting logo10P5
Dates and Times for Your Local PCSO Surgery
Ryan Reid, PCSO: Today
Meeting between Tarvin Parish Council and Tarporley High School
Tarvin Parish Council: Today
Vintage WW1 poster. Follow me, your country needs you
Remembering the First World War
Jo Richards: Yesterday
Logo christmas tree
Is it too Early to mention Christmas?
Tarvin Christmas Festival: Tuesday 22nd May
St Andrews Restorations Funds Dance March 1991 Scan_20180521 (2)
Tarvin History Revealed
Tarvin Webteam: Tuesday 22nd May
Hillwalk Details
Calling All Keen Tarvin Walkers and Ramblers -
Andy Heaton: Monday 21st May
Woodland Trust Plant Sale 2018 P1080938
Tarvin Community Woodland Trust
John Daines: Monday 21st May
Claire Garner: Sunday 20th May
A Happy Ending to "Maisie's" Story
Alexandra Williams: Saturday 19th May
The Danny at Sutton Weaver
Cathriona Bourke, Learning and Participation Manager: Saturday 19th May
Have you seen Maisie the cat?
Alexandra Rachel Williams: Friday 18th May
Crime Prevention Mt15P5
Theft from Unattended Motor Vehicle
Ryan Reid, PCSO: Friday 18th May
council meeting clipart
May Parish Council Meeting
Tarvin Webteam: Thursday 17th May
Tarvin Skate Park Campaign
Jo Williams: Thursday 17th May
Edit 2

Tarporley High School collaborate with Royal Exchange's extraordinary botanical laboratory in the Lounge; full of strange, interesting and deadly plants!

Tarporley High School's Year 9 Pupils' artistic talents have been blooming as a talented group of Year 9 pupils dug deep and saw their artistic talents cultivated by producing a series of sculptures inspired by the 'Little Shop of Horrors'.

In collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, pupils Zara Whyke, Oscar Culliford, Lauren Bellamy, Ryleigh Davies, Anna Steward, Megan Rigby, Caitlin Lee, Lauren Walker, Sophie Davies, Emma Howe, Georgia Hazeldine and Kate Edge were set the challenge of producing alien like plants from an assortment of materials, ranging from wire and plaster bandage to spray paint and fabrics.

The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester noted "Inspired by LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, our hungry plant specimens have all been created by students from schools in Greater Manchester as part of a collaborative, school-led project aimed at supporting cultural education in the North West.

Teachers and pupils worked with professional artist Diane Pagan to design plants that are dark, deadly and full of personality. Pupils also took part in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS inspired activities across the curriculum; writing plant poems in English, making carnivorous plant collages in Biology and creating scenes inspired by the musical in Drama.

Some of the plants have even made it onto the stage and form part of the production — watch out for the 'fans' in THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT towards the end of Act Two. But remember, however cute they look... Don't Feed the Plants!"

Head of Art Mr Bowland said, 'It's fantastic to see independent creative young minds work with such passion and skill, producing work of such a high calibre. 'The students are a role model for the Art department and highlight the great range of talent we have here at Tarporley.'

The final outcomes are on display in an installation inside the Royal Exchange Theatre and feature in the production which will be on show from December 5th — January 31st 2015.

Ed : Photograph shows Head of Art James Bowland, Pastoral Leader for Year 9 Clare Blackhurst and Natalie Diddoms from The Royal Exchange Manchester as students handed over their plants.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Crime Prevention Mt15P5
Fri 18 May 6:00am  |  hits: 955

On the evening/night of 16th May, an unattended motor vehicle was broken into in Kelsall and property was stolen.Please do not leave valuable property in vehicles overnight, and, if you have any information with regard to this crime, or, any other crime, please do not hesitate to contact the police on...

Thu 17 May 6:00am  |  hits: 800

Following on from Aprils Parish Council meeting together with Sophie Marks I have endeavoured to find a way (with the Parish councils help) to get this Section 106 money spent on what it was intended (Skate park)Despite our best efforts it is clear that the biggest obstacle is suitable land on which to site such a facilityWe have explored many possibilities, and continue to do...

Thu 24 May 6:00am  |  hits: 327

An article published at the end of April said that a meeting would be taking place between the Parish Council and Tarporley High School. That meeting took place and the following report was presented to the Parish Council meeting on Monday evening:1. "Introduction1.1 Tarvin traditionally sends most of its secondary aged children to Tarporley High School (THS). However, when THS becomes...