Drama: Fifth Form Take Pre-Prep Pupils "Up, Up and Away"
On Monday 8 December, Bede's pupils joined together for an afternoon of performance, dance and of course Carols and Christmas nibbles!
The afternoon performance was entitled 'Up, Up and Away' which saw students from Lower Fifth and Upper Fifth take students from Reception, Year One and Year Two on a magical adventure through the medium of dance, drama and music.
The first section on the programme was 'Gibberland'. Bede's Drama teacher Kelly Goldring explained 'As part of their Drama GCSE students are devising their own Theatre in Education piece for a specific target audience.
'Since meeting in the workshop in September, the drama students have been developing their own piece based on the starting point Up, Up and Away for this age group. Jay Adebisi came upon the idea to set the drama in a land caller Gibber which you can only travel to in your imagination.
'Students will continue to polish and perfect this performance until February when they will perform in front of a exam moderator.'
The audience was then captivated by a short film, made by student Adelaide Coffey, which featured the Year 2 students describing their dream hot air balloon and the magical adventures they would have with it to the Lower Fifth dancers.
The audience was treated to a dance production created by these dancers for their BTEC Performing Arts qualification as they transported themselves around the world, meeting characters such as jungle animals, forest fairies and even the Loch Ness Monster!
After this wonderful performance, parents and students gathered around the Christmas tree for carols with the Bede's Choir, and after a very hearty rendition of the 'Twelve Days of Christmas', students and parents all enjoyed a well-earned festive biscuit and cake.
Rachel Potter, Acting Head of Reception and Year 1 at Bede's said 'Our youngest children were enthralled throughout the afternoon and huge congratulations to the students for such inspirational work. I know the children were delighted to see their stories evolve and be interpreted in this way'.