across, and by, for example, personalising the pieces of rubbish we use. It is as if we are telling their life story, about how they are needlessly thrown away andOlive oil bottles, newspapers, beer cans, carrier bags and perfume boxes are among the items cast as 'characters' in their performances.
The actors worked together periodically before deciding last year to channel their skills into theatre in education. Their Steeton based company, Double Take, focuses on a range of topical issues
the ones whose future will be affected, and who can make a"Children are educating their parents they are going home and telling them not to throw things away, and that they could be more eco friendly."
children's ideas for recycling have been so innovative that the women have incorporated them into their show.
materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.
"They are very aware of environmental issues," says Laura. "We have has some lovely letters. One said: 'Dear Perfume Box, I would like to take you home and keep you in my bedroom.' Some of the
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This week the pair are performing for Bingley Extended Schools service at St Aidan's Church in Crossflatts, highlighting environmental problems caused by incorrect disposal of waste, including a
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"The children have carried on the story in their own work by imagining what happens next. They make up the rest of the story themselves."
Says Laura: "One group told how a used carrier bag was taken to the market and used again to carry apples home. Another made up a story about the bag being used for wet swimming gear, and one child
He uses unwanted paint to create striking portraits inspired by his love of psychedelic pop art.
piece about pollution of canals and waterways.
"I think these days you have to do everything you can to cut down on the amount of waste sent to these sites. Far too much waste is sent to landfill, when it could be re used." He buys paint from"I did a course run by Artworks and used it there," he says. "I use a lot of it and it is good quality. You are limited to what colours you can get hold of and have to do a lot of mixing and
"I make use of paint that would otherwise be on its way to landfill.
Adds Loretta, who has two children: "This is a fun way of getting the message across without preaching. It is important that we aim at children as they are our future, they can pass the message to
The women also perform to brownie and guide groups across the whole Yorkshire region, involving children aged from nursery up to 11. They say they are "amazed" by what children already know.
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