West Park Primary School and Penn Hall School take part in Counter Culture

The Arena Theatre’s theatre, education and heritage project, Counter Culture, will be working with two Wolverhampton schools – West Park Primary and Penn Hall. Pupils from these schools will be working together to find out about their communities by exploring how exchange over the counter has changed in the lifetime of local residents. The pupils will learn about oral history gathering; visit the City Archives to see where their work will be stored; interview local people about their experiences ‘over the counter’ and then dramatise their findings to create a performance at the Arena Theatre in March 2014. A book and an exhibition of photographs will follow. cropped-dscf5172.jpg

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56 Comments on “West Park Primary School and Penn Hall School take part in Counter Culture”

  1. Simrit says:

    I am loving this project SOOOO much it’s so much fun I can’t wait for march!

  2. Hashim says:

    i am so exited aout whats going to happen on march

  3. Simrit says:

    Wow we did SooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooMuch
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    πŸ˜‰
    πŸ˜€

  4. amrinder says:

    I love lisa project so much
    I liked the group with pervin because he said I did the dance nicely.
    I don know what is going on in march I don’t want to go at the front but I will

  5. amrinder says:

    I like this project sooooooooooooooooooooooo much today it was making me tired. but I enjoyed it a lot! DID YOU?:]

  6. amrinder says:

    I like this project sooooooooooooooooooooooo much today it was making me tired. but I enjoyed it a lot! DID YOU?:] simrit I tried doing the smile on it. it did not work how do you do it. I am asking this so when I enjoyed doing the project I ill put a smile on it.and if I am not that happy I will put a sad face so that’s why I am asking and if lisa was very jolly I will put a smile on it. forget all this. ok I enjoyed today it was making me tired. but I still enjoyed it okay so good night every one and good night jolly lisa good night every one. please send me a message someone i like writing messages and em I just wanted to say I want to be in sharlotes group or pervins because I want to see what thy do and that. I will rather be in lisas group because I don’t want her to get so sad. poor lisa but jolly.
    GOOD NIGHT EVERY ONE
    please send me A message I like writing messages.
    GOOOD NIIGGHT EVERYONE
    GOOD NIGHT TEACHERS

    • Simrit says:

      If you want to show how happy you are then don’t use a ] use a ) or D,P
      also I have been practising my lines and this probably one of the most exiting p(I am a bit nervous) things that I’ve ever done:D
      I ❀ counter culture!

    • jamie says:

      amrinder you write so much and simrit :D:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Simrit says:

        I have to if because of me moving 😦 ;( but atleast I stayed long enough to do this ❀ awsome ❀ project. πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ hehe πŸ˜‰

  7. Simrit says:

    Hopefully we get this done…we have so little time and we’ve barley got much done :p
    But I am sure we will be fine and that every one will love our performance!
    I’m wondering if we’re all going to stay In the same groups or if we’re going to get turns for everything ;).
    I can practise my lines with other people On my table like a Amrinder so that’s nothing to worry about,I am sorting out my clothes but not to worry I have a ton black this and a ton of black that.This is sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun I have a feeling that were going to do even
    More after our performance (but really that’s the last bit of this project ); )anyways this doesn’t seem to worry me at all because for some reason I am more confident than usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    …..yay πŸ™‚

  8. Wiktoria says:

    I am looking forward to our performances and I am hoping that a lot of people are coming to see us. It will be awesome and I hope everyone that comes to watch will like it too. I β™₯ it so far and I’m soooooooooooooooooooo confident about this!!!!!! I can’t wait to do it. We haven’t had a long time to prepare for everything but I think it will be cool and I hope that you agree with me. I hope everyone in class is loving this as much as me. I am sure we will be fine and everyone will enjoy our performance!This is sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun, I wish we could do more (but this is the last part of the project πŸ˜₯ I’m still reeaaallllly happy about the performance)

    Loving everything and hope we can have more fun with Lisa in Year 6 :{
    ;-ΒΆ YAY !!!!!!

  9. Wiktoria says:

    Our performance + audience =β™₯β™₯β™₯

  10. amrinder says:

    I am very interested in the performance are you. ()

  11. amrinder says:

    lisa aren’t you interested πŸ™‚

    • Simrit says:

      We have done sooooooooo much right?It doesn’t seem like it though and we have met loads of people through the time we’ve spent πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      I am glad we can do smiley/sad faces to show how we feel about the project :):) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      I always go to sleep late but somehow wake up fine XD haha I don’t have to worry! Unless I was late…;)

    • arena729 says:

      Hi Amrinder, I am so excited about this project! You are all working so well. After today’s technical rehearsals, we perform to audiences!It’s great that you have all contributed so much, and I love reading your posts here! Lisa.

      • Simrit says:

        Hi Lisa,sorry I am writing so much but there is so much to talk/write about and so I have to write! I cannot believe that the performance is TOMORROW and THE DAY AFTER we are all going to need a LOT of rest afterwards. ;D πŸ™‚
        ❀ ❀ ❀
        Simrit

  12. amrinder says:

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. amrinder says:

    I can not wait to sing a solo I am practicing at home. cant wait till tomorrow to sing and do my performance. lisa you to are doing great. I like singing with mary. she sings so beautiful.
    she is the best. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. amrinder says:

    I cant wait iam going to go to sleep at 7.30.
    byye

  15. amrinder says:

    πŸ˜€ hello everyone

    • Simrit says:

      um…hi I am going to sleep late because I wake up better… Don’t worry everyone I won’t be late,why I wouldn’t miss this for the world πŸ™‚
      ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀
      ~Simrit

  16. amrinder says:

    I ant wait for today m dad is coming to the perfomannse. I cant wait.
    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :D:D πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Simrit says:

      I can’t wait! My mum and dad and sister are coming to and I thought that they were not going to see it! I am glad they’re coming ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚

  17. wiktoria says:

    I’m soooooooooooooo sad the project is over i reeeeaaaalllly want to do more with lisa.
    I will be sooooooooooooooooooo upset if we do not get to work with lisa in year 6 πŸ˜₯

  18. Simrit says:

    Yay πŸ˜€ I am glad that Lisa told us at school today that there was still a tiny bit more of counter culture πŸ™‚ my ❀ for the project will always last…
    But I should of known about all that earlier so that I would not have to feel sad about it coming to an end so soon :/ we'll at least we did lots in the past AND enjoyed it :3
    But what if I continue to feel sad after everything? πŸ˜₯
    Nah this blog will keep meh going!

  19. amrinder says:

    hello simrit lisa said there is still more counter culture going on yet in june so don’t be 😦
    be πŸ™‚
    I am so intrested to go to to the light house.
    :

    • Simrit says:

      Yes Amrinder I know look at my first sentence -_- haha πŸ˜‰
      Because We have wrote sooooooo many comments (mostly me and you,look πŸ˜€ !)
      Whenever I write your name it comes up by itself! O.o

  20. Simrit says:

    Jamie and Amanpreet which page did you write on??? At school you both sad you put something on here but write NOW I can’t find them! 😦 yeah I am sad because I like reading and writing comments plus Jamie replied to one of mine!
    (I make a fuss about everything I know πŸ™‚ ) someone who saw them tell me and it will make my day. :/
    I don’t know why that bothers me but everyone writes someything interesting on this blog so ya.
    πŸ˜‰

  21. amrinder says:

    amanpreet you didn’t write anything and Jamie
    !)!)!)!)!)

    • Simrit says:

      Okay why on earth can I NOT find Jamie and Amanpreet’s comments this is ridiculous
      Jamie you said you put on the first page… :/ (I don’t see any replys)
      Amanpreet if you put a comment on one of these pages then you must remember which one or I won’t believe you.
      I have checked everyday and every time I look a the “recent comments” it’s only the ones I HAVE seen and never yours. 😦
      I ❀ reading comments so I am a bit wiggly right now.
      If you to could reply it me on this page at least is would ❀ it πŸ™‚
      Make sure you filled in all the details below the comment box and that you click – "post comment" πŸ˜€
      Sorry for big comment but I told you why I did this on the 7th line

      • Simrit says:

        To bad I am leaving. 😦
        I ❀ this project thought and I will always know I was part of it πŸ˜‰
        ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  22. Simrit says:

    *if you could reply to me on this page then I would ❀ it πŸ™‚ ~8th line

    • Simrit says:

      ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ (times 100000)
      Sorry! I am just expressing what ah feel about this blog πŸ˜‰
      (But not including all the comments because it feel weird..ish and yes you know πŸ˜€ )

      • jamie says:

        bye simrit hope u like your old school they are so lucky to have u yes i am a bit annying at school but i will miss u and all of your friends will well basically everybody will miss u 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦

  23. Simrit says:

    Thanks Jamie :,)
    Yes I will miss everyone.

  24. amrinder says:

    hi Jamie you know you are a kind boy but annoying:0


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