New play teaches school children in Norfolk and Suffolk about the Brecks

Bex and Rex in the Bastly Brecks, a play commissioned by Forest Heath District Council as part of th

Bex and Rex in the Bastly Brecks, a play commissioned by Forest Heath District Council as part of the Breaking New Gound project, will teach schoolchildren about the science behind the Brecks. - Credit: Archant

School children have been learning about the science behind the Brecks as part of a play commissioned by a district council.

Bex and Rex in the Beastly Brecks has been produced by the award winning Tangram Theatre Company as part of the Breaking New Ground project which aims to bring the uniqueness of the Brecks area to a wider public.

The play, commissioned by Forest Heath District Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, specifically focusses on the science aspects of the Brecks. It refers to animals like the Stone Curlew and the now extinct Woolly Mammoths, as well as geology and climate in the Brecks.

It has been written for key stage 2 pupils and is touring Suffolk and Norfolk schools this week, having already been performed at schools across the two counties last week. At the end of the schools tour it will have been seen by more than 1,000 children.

This week it will be visiting schools including Bishops Primary School in Thetford, Wayland Junior Academy in Watton, Glade Primary School in Brandon and Thetford Grammar School.


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The play has already been performed at Brandon Country Park at the Forest Fest where it was watched by more than 300 people and will be at Latitude Festival.

Andy Drummond, Forest Heath's cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: 'The Brecks is a unique part of our natural heritage and this play both celebrates and educates about everything that is so brilliant about this part of our world.'

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