“He’s Behind You …”Janet Burrows
At the end of January Year 4 students from a number of local primary schools were treated to a morning of entertainment by 50 of our Year 9 students. As part of their Drama studies, students we asked last term to devise their own version of traditional British pantomimes. The students then worked in groups, as actors, designers and theatre technicians to bring the stories to life on stage. The mini pantomimes included Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan, Aladdin, and Goldilocks & the Three Bears.
At the end of the morning Mr Lee, Drama Teacher was very impressed by all the students: “It was great to see them up there, performing in classic panto style. They really achieved the conventions of a traditional pantomime. What’s really special about these pantomimes is that they offer all students the opportunity to shine – whether that be on stage or backstage. We have some emerging talent in costume and lighting design this year too.”