On Wednesday 25th of November the Year 11 GCSE drama students performed their component 2 devised pieces. The students were given a stimulus of ‘2020 the year that never was!’ based on the Poem by Tom Foolery ‘The great realisation’. The students have been given 6 weeks to create their own performances based around this stimulus. The performances that they created were outstanding, some of the best that I have seen in nearly 14 years of teaching. The students have had a difficult time in the current challenges that we continue to face but have worked tirelessly on these pieces- even attempting to meet via TEAMS when some students had to isolate.
The student’s performances looked at current issues such as ‘Black lives Matter’, the current pandemic and its effects on Mental Health and the effect of social media on society. The performances were hard hitting, thought-provoking and emotional.
Well done Year 11, the Drama department are very proud!