A St Albans school enjoyed a unique art experience when they were treated to sessions with professional performers.

Trestle Theatre Company spent a week at Aboyne Lodge Primary School where nursery pupils through to year 6 pupils took part in mask theatre, songwriting, dance and art sessions with professional performers and artists.

The final showing of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, the theme they had been working on throughout, was a brilliant culmination of a week’s work.

Amanda Abley, headteacher at the Etna Road school said: “It was a great success.

“There was a real buzz around the school for the whole week. The professionals from Trestle were inspiring and the kids rose to the challenge. The children had a ball, the teachers really enjoyed it, we will do it again.”

While Trestle’s Artistic Director, Emily Gray, said: “It was fantastic to be in a school that dared to take a whole week off the curriculum and invest in giving the children an enriching week of arts work. Many of the parents commented on how happy the children were coming out of school each day.

"We cannot underestimate the importance of creativity and the arts for our children’s wellbeing and development.”

Trestle will be offering workshops to local primary schools based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes during the St Albans Literary Festival.