Welcome to Engross!
Special Plays for Special Schools
Engross Theatre Group is a registered charity that brings the principles of the Curriculum for Excellence to children with additional support needs, through educationally based, professional theatre.
Pupils with learning disabilities can have short attention spans and may find it difficult to learn and retain educational information, but through the medium of our specially-tailored live performances, they become totally engrossed.
Our bespoke plays are specifically written and developed to be highly entertaining, incorporating plenty humour, and pupil interaction, to convey the educational information contained therein - the pupils are learning without even realising it! Taking theatre to the children means they are relaxed and in their own environment, making it the perfect atmosphere for them to enjoy the performance and absorb the educational values of the play. Our projects are financed through funding organisations.
We have found that working in collaboration with external organisations is mutually beneficial, such as Archaeology Scotland, who deliver excellent post-play workshops for our "Roman", "Viking" and "World War 2" plays, and who are keen to extend this collaboration further, as they have discovered the pupils are "significantly more engaged in our work-shops, after watching your plays."(Ruth Bordoli, Archaeology Scotland).
We are client-led and through consultation with the schools we have produced plays about People In The Past and Personal And Social Education. Please click Please visit our Testimonials page to read some wonderful letters of support from Special Schools about Engross Theatre's work!
"Engross Theatre put the message across in a way the pupils can understand and REMEMBER" - Pinewood Special School