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Students Visit Local Primary Schools for Drama Project

Year 11 GCSE Drama students last week visited two local primary schools, Malcolm Sargent and St. Gilberts, as part of their “Theatre in Education Project,” which has become important to both their examination and outreach schedule.

The SES pupils preformed a series of short plays ranging from ten to fifteen minutes over the two days to captivated and enthusiastic audiences. The students delighted with their original performance work which sought to focus on specific themes, issues and topics relevant to the target audience of 7-9 year olds. This saw daring deeds from Knights of Old, Crazy Cowboys, Aliens, Spies, The Not-so Fantastic Five, and more, in scenarios which highlighted the issues of self-esteem, anti-bullying and healthy eating.

In addition - and a real favourite with SES students- they had the chance to run focused drama workshops with groups of the children from the schools after the performances. Here they had great fun using drama to teach and explore the ideas and issues raised through the performance work seen earlier in the day.

Anneke Davies, Head of Drama for Stamford Endowed Schools, said; “The days were an enormous success and the benefit for all was evident from the beaming faces of both the younger and the older students as they departed at the end of their busy days.”