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Pupils to Delve into Science of Farming through Interactive Performance

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Pupils from schools and college across Worcestershire will be exploring man’s relationship with animals through a special interactive performance by University of Worcester students.

‘A Life Worth Living’ takes a look at the part science, economics and considerations of animal ethics play in the fine balance of farming. In the performance the animals themselves speak out about their lives and reveal some of the truths behind an imaginary rural idyll.

It has been devised by science and drama students at the University, along with lecturers and an independent playwright, in partnership with VETNET LLN, and is being taken to eight schools and colleges across the county between May 22nd and June 1st. It is aimed at Years 10, 11 and 12 pupils.

Following the performance there will be a lively debate about the issues raised by the play and the chance to carry out an experiments relating to the fates of the animals.

Julie Fisher, Outreach Co-ordinator, said: “The performance, discussion and experiment are designed to engage pupils in science and increase aspiration to study at Higher Education level.”