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As part of its tenth birthday celebrations Active Fakenham is organising and funding a theatre production for the Fakenham infant and nursery school.

The Jellyfish theatre company will be performing its latest touring show “Wagon of Dreams” to the 200 children in the school playing field.

Richard Crook, from Active Fakenham, who is also a Trustee at the Fakenham Community Centre, said, “Active Fakenham is primarily about putting on low cost or free activities with some kind of well-being focus events. It’s a bit unusual for us to fund something like this.

Jellyfish theatre coming to Fakenham school
Jellyfish theatre coming to Fakenham school

"Originally I had planned to arrange it for the Community Centre, but I think it will reach more children if this performance is taken to where the children are who may not often get the opportunity to see live theatre and to see how much fun it can be.

"Hopefully some will then be tempted to come to the Community Centre to see some of our other productions or to see one of the fantastic FADLOS shows. It is also possible to put this on because of the excellent Creative Arts East (CAE) organisation which makes this kind of thing possible and affordable for small groups like ours.

Headteacher Sarah Gallichan said: “Fakenham Infant School are very excited to watch the performance. It’s an amazing opportunity for our children to experience live theatre. We’re very grateful to Active Fakenham for arranging it for us.”

Active Fakenham marks ten years
Active Fakenham marks ten years

Richard added: “It has been a pleasure working with the school in what is now the tenth year Active Fakenham has been operating in the town. Although we are not a funding organisation we have also been able to donate to, and support, the Friends of Fakenham Junior School, Sculthorpe School and Fakenham First Focus. It is by working together and supporting each other that local organisations like ours can make a small difference to the quality of lives of local people and visitors to the town.”

Active Fakenham is also currently organising a series of six free cycle safety checks and mini services at Fakenham market from July 21 to August 25 and a Get Active in Fakenham week from August 20 to 28 and the Ride North Norfolk social cycle ride on August 28.

Details are on the Active Fakenham website and social media. Active Fakenham will also be taking their Smoothie Bikes to the Fakenham Junior School summer fete on July 9.

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