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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Year 6 Girls have been busy performing their bite size
interpretations of William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer
Night's Dream. After studying and exploring the play, pupils
challenged their own thinking and skills of interpretation to
produce short devised pieces. Under the title "Devising
the Dream", the girls will perform their work to their parents.
Mrs Worsley, English Coordinator, said: "The girls
have worked with determination to assess and to continually
improve their interpretations. Each of the three KS2
Drama objectives has been satisfied. More importantly,
the pupils have taken pleasure in the creative learning experiences
that they have encountered and in doing so have found out more
about themselves and their motivations. Each individual has
worked as part of a team, exercising compromise to achieve the
success of a common goal."
The benefits of studying drama are widely recognised.
Drama can make a strong contribution to personal development.
Being a creative form of communication, drama helps pupils acquire
skills of listening purposefully, articulation, appraisal and
enhances their ability to offer opinions. It encourages
thinking and planning skills as well as physical and perceptual
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