Interactive Performance

PARABLE is an immersive dance theatre and integrated workshop experience. PARABLE provides primary schools with visually exciting and imaginative ways to boost children's engagement with RE. 

Adventurous, interactive and exciting, children will encounter and overcome creative challenges, accomplish tasks and influence the outcome of the performance, whilst absorbed in a vibrant world of professional movement, dance and theatre.   

"The performance was very engaging for all the children. The staff thought it was a great way to bring the story to life and reinforce the classroom teaching.  The dancing was excellent and inspiring for the pupils especially the lifts – they brought some awe and wonder. We cannot thank you enough for your engagement with the children, it is an experience they will never forget and brought together so many areas of the curriculum".

Mandy Jones, Executive Headteacher at Criftin's CE Primary School & Cockshutt CE Primary School

PARABLE is a curriculum-based interactive performance that reimagines religious stories, based on the parables that Jesus told. Children will: 

  • Watch, take part and learn together. 
  • Accomplish tasks together by working cooperatively.  
  • Be part of something and make a difference. 
  • Overcome challenges.
  • Encounter and consider moral quandary. 

PARABLE covers a core part of the Religious Education Syllabus and is designed to help schools join the dots in pupil’s knowledge of Christianity and an important part of its sacred text.  

"To some young children, their understanding of Jesus is confused – he is born at Christmas and dies three months later at Easter. Some children have little or no knowledge of Jesus’ life and teachings."

Jane Brooke, RE Advisor

The performance workshop helps children experience some of the parables that Jesus told, enabling children to engage and reflect on a source of wisdom and sacred text.  

PARABLE is a great way to ensure depth in the Religious Education curriculum, in line with the new Ofsted criteria. 

"From the first few minutes (of the) workshop I knew that Springs had something special about them. They just had a way of engaging every child with enthusiasm, passion and hard work. It was faultless."

Teacher at St Andrew's School, 2019

PARABLE can be delivered several times throughout a school day to enable as many children as possible to take part.

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