Fife Cultural Trust Enhancing Learning for School Pupils with a Cultural Treat

Monday, 27 March 2017

Fife Cultural Trust is enhancing the learning experience of thousands of school pupils in some of the most deprived areas of Fife with subsidised entrance and free transportation to performances in theatres, libraries and local community venues throughout the Kingdom.

Levenmouth Academy is the latest out of a total of 21 schools to benefit from the educational initiative which is being delivered in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust and Müller Milk & Ingredients.

On Monday 27th March, more than 250 pupils from the new Levenmouth Academy, which merged the former Buckhaven and Kirkland High Schools, will be treated to a special school screening for £1, of the recent film adaptation of Patrick Ness’ highly acclaimed novel ‘A Monster Calls’.   

Twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. A darkly emotional fantasy, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of love, hope and coming to terms with loss from two of the finest writers for young adults.   The only book to win both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal, it was illustrated by Jim Kay, who also produced the illustrated editions of Harry Potter.

Five buses, courtesy of Müller Milk & Ingredients, will transport the pupils, ranging from 2nd – 6th Year, to the Adam Smith Theatre for the special screening, which supports their novel studies in school and anti-bullying work.

Overall thousands of children from 21 primary and secondary schools in Fife have enjoyed theatre performances, movies, music concerts, live events, authors and illustrators as a result of the initiative to help close the attainment gap in areas of deprivation where children might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend cultural events.

Kirsty Keay, Fife Cultural Trust’s Director of Corporate & Commercial Development said: “We are delighted that thousands of Fife children have been able to enjoy cultural events as a result of this project.  Fife Cultural Trust strives to provide creative, entertaining and learning experiences that enhance the quality of life for people, through its partnerships and in its Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Theatres.  We are proud to be able to work with our partners to delivery this most valuable and exciting initiative which supports the education of Fife’s young people.”