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Chamber Charity of Choice Update | Manx Wildlife Trust | Jan 2024

26 January 2024

Workshops announced for young wildlife enthusiasts to have their voices heard.

Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) has commissioned Hello Little People, a children’s theatre company, to create an original production with young people, for young people, to inspire action for wildlife through theatre, thanks to funding from Manx Lottery Trust’s 2023 Community Awards Fund ‘Empowering Young People’.

The project is calling for 11–18-year-olds to join a free workshop which will inspire the script and storyline. Participants will have the chance to share what wildlife means to them and their concerns and passions regarding wildlife and the environment.

Child Dancing To Music OutsideThe first workshop will be held on Saturday, 17th February 10.30-4.30pm and there are a few places still available for 11–18-year-old collaborators. Book a place.

Artistic Directors Michelle Jamieson and Chloe Shimmin from Hello Little People will deliver the fun, interactive workshops.

Michelle said:
“We believe in the power of creativity and that young people have a lot to say. By collaborating to create an original theatre project we can celebrate the Island’s wildlife and explore issues it faces to create something truly unique to benefit children and nature in the Isle of Man. Collaborators don’t have to be into drama, or have experience of theatre, or bring anything special with them. They just need to bring themselves and a willingness to explore.”

Lucy Chapman, Team Wilder Coordinator at Manx Wildlife Trust says:
“Manx Wildlife Trust has a long history of offering excellent wildlife education to children and adults, but this is the first time we have worked with a children’s theatre company to connect with young people in a new way. We hope lots of 11–18-year old’s will take the opportunity to be involved, the workshops are sure to be an energetic and creative way of exploring our connection with wildlife in the Isle of Man”

To book a place visit on the first free workshop visit