The Value of the Project

To some extent, of course, the value of the project is for others to decide. However, it is perhaps permissible for those who have been involved over a number of years to offer their opinions.

The work of Edward’s Boys has provided opportunities for:

  1. The academics, for whom it offers occasional insights into what it might have been like to witness a performance by a boys’ company
  2. The development of a company spirit and the inculcation of apprenticeship which has been a crucial element in the success of the endeavour
  3. The development of skills as performers of early modern drama
  4. Wider educational value, which has been immeasurable – within the school community in a pastoral sense, in terms of an emotional and PSHE education, a curriculum useful for boys, and an appreciation of the power of the arts