As well as offering the highest quality part-time training the Short Courses ETC (Education, Training & Community Department) is committed to working within the local community, providing an educational resource and widening participation with currently under-represented groups in the performing arts.
Previous work includes:
HARINGEY SCHOOLS SHAKESPEARE TOUR
Primary School Reading Project (Spring term 2011 - ongoing)
'I got really good feedback from Friday’s session – the year 2 teachers said their children were hooked throughout, and other adults who passed by said it was great. Please pass on our feedback and thanks to the storytellers and Mountview.'
North Haringey Primary School
The project holds weekly reading sessions at the Wood Green Children’s library and local primary schools.
Our current second year acting students have been putting all their training into practice by bringing a variety of stories to life in front of the hardest audience of all – young people!
Stories have included Roald Dahl classics, Greek Myths & Legends and British folk tales.
Open Day Experience (Spring term 2011 - ongoing)
The Open Day Experience is offered to FE colleges, sixth form centre’s and theatre groups who have a serious interest in performing arts training. Students/actors are invited to spend a full day at Mountview where they will observe a selection of classes and rehearsals.
'It has made me want to drama school more than ever. I was debating about whether to go to a drama school or a university, but now having spent the day at Mountview I think that drama school would suit me more'
BTEC Performing Arts student - COHENEL
The idea behind the initiative is to give a glimpse of real drama school life from the rehearsal room floor, allowing prospective students to see modern professional drama training in action.
Previous colleges/groups attended include:
- College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
- London Bubble
Haringey Community Police Project - Bogus Callers
'The young men and women involved produced and intelligent and highly entertaining piece of work which did not stray from the important message around crime prevention and awareness'
‘There are few if any more effective and enjoyable partnership projects that I have been involved in during my career to date’
Safer Neighbourhood Inspector – Metropolitan Police
Working alongside the Haringey community police department, third year Musical theatre students wrote and performed and original piece - ‘Bogus Callers’.
Aimed specifically at the old age community, bogus callers increased awareness about the variety of; and how to deal with unwelcome salesmen and visitors who may want to take advantage of the elderly.
Previous initiatives generously funded by the Learning and Skills Council gave Mountview the opportunity to work with specialist theatre companies such as Collective Artistes, Graeae, and Mind the Gap.
These projects focused on promoting awareness of drama training opportunities to currently underrepresented groups as well as research into making drama training accessible to all.