Edinburgh Festival Builds Playground Stages

Edinburgh festival being set upThe shutdown of Edinburgh International Festival’s (EIF) live events this year inspired the creation of the Play On: Stages project. Expected to run for two+ years, the initiative is building stages in primary school playgrounds for performing, playing and learning.

Entirely funded by the festival, a pilot project has been created at Hermitage Park Primary in Leith, where pupils will be encouraged to stage their own shows and artists can work with children on creative projects.

A spokesman for the EIF said: “Play On: Stages is a project building stage structures in consultation with schools, bringing playgrounds to life and providing teachers with an outdoor platform from which to develop learning and creative activities.”

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