Students from the BTEC Performing Arts classes spent a whole day at the Half Moon Theatre in Limehouse working with industry professionals in varying disciplines including lighting, design, stage management, sound and performance to create a fantastic piece of theatre in just one day! This was based on an exciting extract from a script currently in development at the theatre. Students drew on their creativity and worked alongside professionals gaining knowledge and experience of the work that goes on behind the scenes to create a professional performance.
Tahsin from Year 9 said, “I would definitely consider a career in theatre after this experience, not just because of how fun it was but because I would love to do it as a job and now I can consider other things like lighting and not just acting.”
By Daniella Blackford – Acting Head of Drama
What better way to end the 25th year of Swanlea School than with a whole school production of The Wizard of Oz!
The Drama, Music. Art and Technology departments all worked together and since January pupils have been attending rehearsals every week to bring the performance together in time for the final week of the summer term.
Students who wished to take part in the show were invited to audition and there was some very stiff competition indeed! The casting fell into place quite naturally in the end and rehearsals could begin in earnest.
One of the best parts of putting on a production is that pupils from different years and classes get to work together and brand new friendships are made with a lot of laughs and giggles along the way!
Our Munchkins were Miss Agnew’s Year 5 class from Hague Primary School and they were absolutely terrific!
We hope you all enjoyed the show if you were able to see it. We had an absolutely great time!
Congratulations to all of the cast and crew who took part. Photos will be displayed in reception from September and order for prints and copies will be being taken. All proceed will go towards our Cambodia World School fund.
May we wish you all a restful summer break.
Mrs Coulson, Mrs Hibbert and Miss Blackford.