Drama: Bede’s Students ‘Knock Knock’ It Out Of The Park

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On Monday 30th November, students from Bede’s Nursery and Prep School travelled to Upper Dicker to watch a very special programme prepared especially for them.

The performance of work entitled “Knock Knock” was created by Bede’s Fifth Form students from the School’s GCSE Drama and BTEC Performing Arts classes and was staged in the Miles Studio Theatre.

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The children and parents from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were totally immersed in the opening piece, Something Else, which was playful and expertly performed.

The piece depicted many characters from a toy box and explored the themes of accepting difference, sharing and friendship, with the voices of the children from Year 2 having been recorded previously and beautifully interwoven throughout the performance.

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This performance was followed by two dance pieces; the first used the story Mr Benn as a starting point and saw Mr Benn exploring new planets, meeting joke-telling aliens and needing to repair their rocket ship while the second chose to take the children on an exploration of a little girl playing with her new toys on Christmas morning.

The children loved interacting with both performance pieces and loved watching some of their favourite toys come to life, with the concluding performance clearly making the audience feel extremely festive.

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The children even started dancing to the included excerpts from The Nutcracker, Jingle Bells and All I Want for Christmas!

After all the performance concluded the audience were then entertained by carols around the Christmas tree whilst eating mince pies, after which the performers mingled with the audience.

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The children loved having the ‘big’ girls and boys sitting amongst them during the songs, but the event was enjoyed by all involved – not least the senior students who were given an invaluable opportunity to test out exam pieces on a live audience before their assessment by external examiners in the New Year.

 

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