Contributed by Tertia Sefton-Green, Creative Director, HMDT Music
Trench Brothers is HMDT Music’s new primary school project commemorating the achievements and contributions made by ethnic minority forces, which combines a wide range of curriculum-linked, arts and skills-based activities with a new music theatre work. Delivered in partnership with the National Army Museum and the Little Angel Theatre, the project includes artefact handling sessions, composition workshops, puppetry workshops, access to a cross-curricular teaching resource supporting the new National Curriculum across all subjects, and an interactive staged performance.
The new music theatre work by librettist Tertia Sefton-Green and composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor dramatises some of the unknown soldiers’ stories, researched specifically for this project, enabling students to try and understand what it was actually like to be a soldier in the First World War and empathise with the reality of life in the trenches. Trench Brothers is open to all London Primary Schools. You can find out more and sign up through the Trench Brothers Website.