Children are being invited to unleash their inner rock star as part of a brand new charity funded arts project launching in March 2018.

HIT Rocks will offer children the opportunity to take part in a special 18 week-long theatre project based on the smash hit musical School of Rock. The project will be run by one of the county's leading inclusive theatre companies Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT).

Fully accessible weekly theatre workshops take will take place at Aldenham School in Elstree on Wednesday evenings and will be open to children aged five to 12.

Caroline Stevens, HIT'S artistic director, says: ''We are thrilled to be launching this exciting low cost project at Aldenham School and are keen to get as many children involved as possible. We look forward to welcoming new children in the coming weeks and seeing lots of new faces''

Children will work with trained theatre practitioners exploring an exciting mix of music drama and dance from the popular west end show, culminating with a summer performance in July. Participants will also have the opportunity to see the West End show for a subsidised ticket of £10.

HIT is one of 19 affiliated theatre groups established by the world famous London based Chickenshed, and currently works with more than 1,000 children and young people a year offering a vibrant programme of theatre activities across south west Herts. Previous projects include The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl, Alice in Wonderland and Jungle Book.

Places for the project are expected to fill up quickly so parents are advised to register their interest as soon as possible by contacting the office on 01923 216951 or by email