Thirteen actors and actresses went to Middlesbrough Theatre this morning to take part with Northfield School in a drama workshop run by the Shakespeare company. The pupils took part in some drama games and exercises and both schools showed part of their plays with the other school watching and acting as supportive critics. The first two scenes of Hamlet were very well received by the other school and the Shakespeare For Schools staff. The pupils saw the theatre they will be acting in three weeks today and became familiar with the space. It was lovely for Mrs Egan, Mrs Ashcroft and I to see the pupils from both schools work together and hear so many positive comments about our pupils.
I asked some of our pupils what they enjoyed about it and they said working with other pupils, the atmosphere, being in the theatre, the acting and that it was exciting. Well done to all who attended today and worked so hard. Tickets will be on sale this week
On Tuesday 21st October pupils of The Oaks Secondary School performed The Tempest as part of the 2014 Shakespeare For Schools Festival. Our school performed last after three other schools performed Shakespeare plays. All our students were stunning and they performed a brilliant play. They knew their lines, acted their part convincingly, worked effectively as a company and received much applause and many lovely comments for their performance. We’ll done to all involved! I was very proud of you all! Here are a couple of photos from the day where we had to perform a technical rehearsal, a dress rehearsal and the real thing! Thank you to the people who came to support us.
7M have been busy interviewing each other in their first English lessons at The Oaks. Each pupil has been partnered with a pupil they do not know very well. They have had to think of their own questions, record their answers and they will finally present their findings to the rest of the class.We will need to watch out for them as future budding interviewers. Move over Matt and Alex from the One Show!