Local young people are in for a treat as a week of Summer School projects return to Hull Truck Theatre

The week commencing 9 August marks the start of Hull Truck Theatre’s Creative Learning Summer School projects.

This year Hull Truck has two events for different age groups running simultaneously throughout the week; Secret Agent Academy and Play in a Week: The Forgotten Year.

A returning favourite, Secret Agent Academy was developed by the Creative Learning team as a fun way to develop numeracy skills through adventure, drama and play. Following its original success and dramatic finale at Bridgeview Special School, Hull Truck brought it to the theatre in 2019 as a weeklong summer special.

The action returns to the theatre’s Ferensway home and will take place throughout the whole building. The young agents will create secret identities, follow suspects, decipher codes, and take part in a variety of other activities and workshops.

The second of the two Summer Schools, Play in a Week: The Forgotten Year, is aimed at young people aged 12-16 who are particularly interested in theatre-making.

Imagine that the last year didn’t happen at all. In The Forgotten Year that’s exactly what happens! A young person awakes after a 12-month sleep and is immediately met by a world that didn’t look the way it did in 2019.

Over the week, participants will immerse themselves in the story; creating interesting characters and dialogue, learning key skills of acting, and finishing the week by performing a brand new play to an audience of parents, families and friends.

Secret Agent Academy (for ages 7 to 11) runs from 9-15 Aug 2021

Play in a Week: The Forgotten Year (for ages 12 to 16) runs from 9-15 Aug 2021

Cost for the week is £60 per participant for either project

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If you have any questions, please contact Hull Truck Theatre’s Creative Learning team at engagement@hulltruck.co.uk or call 01482 488209.

Children will need to be dropped off and collected each day by an adult in the main foyer. Please arrive 10 minutes early on the first day to fill in emergency information and contact forms. Spies and young theatre makers will need to bring a packed lunch and water bottle each day.

Tom Saunders, Associate Director of Creative Learning at Hull Truck Theatre, says: “We can’t wait for the return of our summer programme this year, safely welcoming children and young people to the building for an amazing week of being creative and having fun.

Secret Agent Academy is a great opportunity for children aged 7 to 11 to immerse themselves in a thrilling spy adventure, cracking codes and stopping baddies.

“Meanwhile, Play In A Week: The Forgotten Year will see young people aged 12 to 16 create a unique piece of original theatre from scratch, embracing the feelings of change we’ve all experienced this past year. I think these playful and inspiring projects will be a great way for all involved to spend their summer in a constructive and COVID-secure environment.”