WARRINGTON schools can step into Wonderland thanks to a new education project with one of the world’s highest regarded arts venues.

Culture Warrington has teamed up with the Royal Opera House for its Create and Dance Programme with a nod to one of the town’s icons.

Special workshops will take place at the Pyramid, suitable for primary and high school pupils, based on the Royal Ballet’s production of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (which was the original name of Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic).

The author grew up in Daresbury and spent a lot of his time daydreaming at Walton Hall. His early experiences were thought to have created a lot of the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland.

Leah Biddle, cultural manager for Culture Warrington, said: “We’re so excited to be working with such a prestigious organisation.

“The Royal Opera House has a worldwide reputation for its excellence in live performance, so to be able to share their expertise with Warrington schools is an absolute privilege.

“What makes this programme particularly special is its Alice in Wonderland theme, which I hope will really capture the students’ imaginations and allow them to explore our unique Warrington heritage in a creative way.”

The programme offers dedicated teacher training, classroom films and detailed lesson plans to equip schools with the tools they need to deliver a top-quality arts education here in Warrington.

It will take place at the Pyramid on March 6 and is suitable for key stages one, two and three. Teachers do not need previous dance knowledge to take part.

n Bookings cost £50 per school (with two members of staff attending) and can be made online at surveymonkey.com/r/CD201920.