Good luck to our students performing at #DerbyArtsFestival Speech and Drama classes this week!
Our talented drama students have returned from a fantastic drama workshop at Nottingham Playhouse full of inspiration and ready for the term ahead.
Dawn Richmond-Gordon, Nottingham Playhouse drama facilitator, worked with our students exploring a variety of different theatre practices, as well as developing individual confidence.
Miss Colgan, Head of Drama, organised the workshop with Mrs Moorhouse, Head of PE, as part of the scholarship programme. She said: “Stepping out of the classroom makes learning more exciting and the content of the workshop perfectly complemented the current Theatre Studies curriculum. Our students responded to a variety of activities to help them develop characters, ensemble movement and script. Everyone involved would like to extend their thanks to Dawn and Nottingham Playhouse for such a great experience.”
Hannah Draper, Year 13, said: “I really enjoyed the workshop. It felt like we spent a lot of time building up to the final activity, which I’m going to use in my final devised piece based on the Diary of Anne Frank.”
Evie Midgely, Year 8: “I enjoyed the creative writing activity, especially the idea of writing the ends to the given sentences and using this as a basis of a script.”
Abigail Evans, Year 12: “I loved exploring different types of stimuli and the ways that these can inspire and influence how we create drama. I had lots of fun. Thank you.”
Aimee Hosein, Year 12: “It was really good to work with other year groups and feed off their ideas. It inspired good ideas for our A-level piece.”