Windermere school pupils swapped classroom for cameras to star in a museum immersive experience.
Year six youngsters at St Martin and St Mary CE School were professional actors for the day and featured in a brand-new film for WRECKED! at Windermere Jetty Museum.
WRECKED! explores the perils of Windermere’s long-lost ships and takes visitors on a journey across perilous waves to explore a hidden place beneath the ripples and reveal a secret message that will save us all.
The Windermere 11-year-olds are headliners in the production, as they reveal curious sightings of a mysterious creature lurking at the museum and become the first elite team of investigators to solve the mystery.
Created in collaboration with Kendal-based theatre company The Knotted Project and designers Field.studio, WRECKED! presents a unique immersive and interactive experience for the museum’s younger visitors.
Natalie Morrell from The Knotted Project said: “Not only did the pupils have acting roles in WRECKED! but we were also keen for them to have creative input into how the story was crafted. Their contributions were amazing, and we were delighted with their brilliant ideas.”
Nat Norris from St Martin and St Mary CE School said: “After such an unusual and turbulent year, working with Natalie and Simon from The Knotted Project gave the children a real opportunity to use their imagination in the amazing surroundings of the museum and the lake.”
Pupil Heather, 11, said: “It was an honour to take part in the WRECKED! experience. The trail is so much fun and has so many experiences to enjoy.”
While Thomas, 11, added: “The chance to help develop the experience was good. But then seeing it was even better because our ideas were in there. It was awesome.”