Over the last 10 months, students in Year 9 have been experiencing industry professionals coming into school and running various workshops including voice, movement and script work. This week all their hard work came together to produce an incredible final performance in our main hall.
'With Flying Colours Group' is a Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership (PCEP) project. PCEP is a strategic collaboration between cultural, educational, community and youth organisations across the city. The With Flying Colours group enables professional artists to work alongside a community or group equally to create something new. Students who participate within the project will use their ideas and experiences to make, shape and perform new plays/performance pieces that tell their own stories.
Over the last 10 months, students have been experiencing industry professionals coming into school and running various workshops including voice, movement and script work. Students then discussed in groups, current topics and problems not only in the world but issues they face as Y9 students. These ideas were formulated together by a scriptwriter who produced a script for the students to learn. This gave the students a real sense of empowerment as their ideas had been listened to and then developed into a script.
My Bullard said, "This project has been an invaluable learning experience for our students. They have developed their physical and vocal performative skills whilst rehearsing through the script to better themselves as actors.
"They have also understood what it takes to put on a production in regard to the line learning, lighting and sound effects, rehearsal and fine-tuning of the performance. Students have also been developing their ability to work productively with one another, improving upon their confidence, team-work, leadership, collaboration and communication skills.
"They have been a credit to not only the school but themselves also - well done!"