PUPILS in Angmering have been given a lesson on water efficiency thanks to a new play.
The Facepack Theatre Company visited St Margaret’s CE Primary School, in Arundel Road, to perform their latest show.
Are You a Drip? – which has been commissioned by Southern Water – is aimed at seven to 11-year-olds, and uses a mix of mime, comic masks and humour to raise awareness of water efficiency, water for health, safe disposal of fat, oil and grease and climate change issues.
The audience at St Margaret’s was joined by VIP guests, the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Jonathan Lucas, his wife Caroline, and Arun District Council vice-chairman Andy Cooper.
Mr Lucas said: “The play was absolutely wonderful, with lots of humour and a great story. I particularly like the fact it challenges children to teach their parents about doing the right things.”
Mr Cooper said: “The performance really got the children’s attention, with the actors and the audience forming a bit of a double act. A great job all round. I’d like to see more companies use this approach.”
The show has been seen by tens of thousands of schoolchildren across the Southern Water region since it was first commissioned more than ten years ago.