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Last weekend our Drama Scholars from UIV (Year 9) to UVI (Year 13) gathered as an ensemble, to create a piece of physical theatre. On the evening of Friday 26th November, Dance and Drama Specialist, Miss Robyn Caldwell, led them through a teambuilding workshop, working on developing a physical language as a group and considering the stimulus: Don't Ask Jack, a short story by Neil Gaiman.

On Sunday 28th November they were thrilled to be joined by Scott Gray, a working professional in the Theatre industry, who specialises in physical movement and direction. Scott made all the girls feel at ease so quickly, and he led them through a day of creating their very own piece of theatre. This included the girls coming up with their own proposals, and then working to integrate them into the piece.

Martha (UIV - Year 9) gave us her insight into this event:

'The Scholars weekend really gave us lots of ideas for ways of creating tension through a piece of theatre without having to use text, but instead using more physical movement. I really enjoyed meeting and working with the Scholars from UIV-UVI, as well as being able to work with Scott Gray to create a really innovative and creative piece. It was really fun to be able to play around with movement and physicality to deliver a really clear narrative. I really enjoyed making objects out of our bodies and using formations as a group to make the extract more intriguing.'

We are very proud of our Drama Scholars and how they represent themselves and the Drama Department throughout the year, and we are delighted that they were able to share in such a fun and exciting weekend together.