STUDENTS have been enjoying a dramatic taste of the bard.
Off normal timetabled lessons for the day, the Year 8 pupils from Felpham Community College watched a brief production of Much Ado about Nothing, co-ordinated and performed by the school’s Year 10 drama students.
Ms Coney, curriculum leader for drama, said: “As well as giving the Year 8 students an introduction to Shakespeare which they will continue within their English curriculum, this was a brilliant opportunity for our younger students to develop their drama skills and appreciate Shakespeare within a live performance.
“Congratulations to our Year 10 students who worked really hard on the production and staying in character. I know they enjoyed the experience and live performance practice.”
The performance was followed by a question and answer session with the older students staying in character and being quizzed on both the characters they portrayed and the themes of the play.
Students then split into music and drama workshops looking at developing the ideas and skills.
They focused on bringing scripts to life and composing a music based on key themes.