carew manor project
SAVVY Theatre Company spent twelve months working with pupils at both Carew Manor and Wandle Valley schools, using music, drama, film and related arts to discover the wonderful Tudor history of this Grade1 listed building.
This project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The main aim of the project was to ‘unlock’ the history of Carew Manor, using drama to make the heritage of this building accessible and exciting to the SEN and wider school community.
Over the course of the year the pupils at both schools:
learnt what it took to become a knight through professional sword fighting workshops
set up a jousting tournament by the Orangery Wall
photographed ghosts in the Manor’s vast underground cellars
explored, composed and re-mixed Tudor music
visited Hampton Court and discovered its architectural (and other) links to Carew Manor
researched the Tudor history of England and the relationship between Henry VIII and Nicholas Carew
re-enacted moments from Nicholas Carew’s history and filmed his untimely death by beheading
You can learn more about the project by visiting the project website here.