CHILDREN from a local primary school are staging a play this week based on World War One.

Thursday's performance by pupils of Salford Priors CE School to parents will be the culmination of a month-long project.

On 4th June Izzie from the Playbox Theatre, based at The Dream Factory in Warwick), visited the Year 6 class and taught the children how to act out different aspects of World War One.

This included signing up to the army, telling family about leaving to fight, training, life in the trenches, receiving a letter from a loved one and the emotional aspects after the war.

That inspired the class to devise their own piece, involving movement, mime, voice and dance.

This Monday the children attended a rehearsal day at The Dream Factory, allowing the children to see a working theatre and be part of the process of creating live work, working on the stage rehearsing exits, entrances and cues.

They also took part in stage combat, voice and acting exercise workshops - all in preparation for the evening performance on Thursday.

In the picture are two teachers from our Salford Prior's partner school, Udayachal Primary School in Mumbai, India, who were visiting last week and worked with the children learning all about World War One.