An acclaimed line up of talent including David Walliams, Joanna Lumley and Paapa Essiedu are coming together as part of Polka Theatre’s Write Here, Write Now initiative. This inspiring project seeks to support local schools in improving literacy, language and communication skills in young children who have been identified as having low confidence and self-esteem. Tune in to for live readings from 11.30 am today or catch up on-demand at Polka Theatre’s website and social media platforms.
Using drama workshops and creative activities, Polka has worked with five primary schools over the last year to boost their confidence and spark imagination. The schools involved are: Ashmole Primary School, Malmesbury Primary School, Kings Oak Primary School, Cranmer Primary School, and Poplar Primary School.
Other stars taking part in the project include Paralympian, TV presenter and author Ade Adepitan, actor Cerrie Burnell, children’s author Catherine Johnson, comedian Joe Lycett, and acclaimed author Michael Rosen.
Creativity can be a constructive tool to combat loneliness, fuel curiosity, encourage self-belief, and improve children’s wellbeing. The project has resulted in a host of exciting creative stories showcasing the full power of children’s literary potential.