Class 7J has recently completed their class play, 'Trystan and Essylt'. This tale of love and sorrow, woven into Arthurian history, was taken up by the students, and over a two-and-a-half week period, they brought the story together and performed for their peers and parents.
This was an immense challenge for the students. Key actors fell ill. The script had to be extended and edited along the way, something many of the students worked upon, ensuring a connection with their characters. Costumes were created (and often re-created) as characters were developed. The drama room had to be set up to cater for the various scenes in the play, and the final touches of lights, music and backstage activity all combined to form the final piece in a very short amount of time.
As well as writing a number of scenes, two key students, Olive and Evie, took on the tasks of costuming and directing. Their interest and dedication to those roles supported the final production, beautifully.
Class 7 Teacher