MBD transformed the Sparkenhoe theatre into a magical winter factory for their Christmas Play. Working with the creative partnership artist in residence Steve Friendship and the young consultants MBD devised a fun theatrical and participatory experience for the whole school. Prior to the event Kate Unwin lead craft based workshops with the teachers sharing skills so that each student created a decoration for the Winter Factory. Over three days the entire school experienced an interactive performance that explored WINTER as its theme. Small groups were lead around the factory by the upset and over worked caretaker who desperately needed the children to help him keep the factory working. The children packed snow, made wind and finally helped to wake up the Queen of Winter from her deep sleep. This was a fun, interactive, educational project that the children and staff totally embraced.