Samantha Lindsay, Drama Teacher
Coming out of the ‘Continuity of Learning Plan’, Drama students have let out a massive sigh of relief. “Finally, we can get back into the Drama space and perform!”. Drama classes have been looking a little different these days. Students wear masks when performing and are now completing workshops with social distancing in place. Although it may look a little different, we are having the same amount of fun. This term the Year 6 and 7 Drama classes have been starting their major works which will be performed in Term 4. They have been given their stimulus topics and are now busy collaborating and writing their scripts.
The 9/10 Elective Drama class have been studying the style and form of Shakespeare’s plays. We have looked at language, characterisation, relationships and the importance of intent when acting compared to emotion. Students were given the chance to pick a play that brought some interest, block it on stage and rehearse and refine their performances. In Week 6 they performed in the Black Box Theatre and were able to use props, sound and lighting. Unfortunately they could not have an audience in the space; however, with the help of Vino, we were able to record their plays.
I am so impressed with how the 9/10 students took on the role of staging their own plays. They showed responsibility, enthusiasm and maturity. Throughout this year they have improved so much and should be extremely proud of themselves. Whilst most of our plays will be performed in Term 4, make sure you are on the lookout for some more amazing performances from our Year 11 Drama students coming in Week 8!