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Play teaches children what’s special about the Brecks

Simon Kent and Natalie Simone, Bex and Rex in the Beastly Brecks
Simon Kent and Natalie Simone, Bex and Rex in the Beastly Brecks

School children have been learning about the science behind the Brecks as part of a play commissioned by Forest Heath District Council.

Bex and Rex in the Beastly Brecks has been produced by the award winning Tangram Theatre Company as part of the Breaking New Ground project which aims to bring the uniqueness of the ‘Brecks’ area of Suffolk and Norfolk to a wider public.

The play, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, specifically focuses on the science aspects of the Brecks and refers to animals like the Stone Curlew and the now extinct Woolly Mammoths, as well as geology and climate in the Brecks.

It has been written for Key Stage 2 pupils and is touring Suffolk and Norfolk schools this week, having already been performed at schools across the two counties last week.

At the end of the schools’ tour it will have been seen by more than 1,000 children.

The play has already been performed at Brandon Country Park at the Forest Fest where it was watched by more than 300 people.

Bex and Rex in the Beastly Brecks will now be at Latitude Festival.

Cllr Andy Drummond, Forest Heath’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The Brecks is a unique part of our natural heritage and this play both celebrates and educates about everything that is so brilliant about this part of our world.”

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