At Northgate we have some very talented Drama students. Throughout their GCSE course they have various different opportunities to watch performances and put together their own pieces of Drama. ClaraBelle, Year 10, tells us about a recent performance.

‘On Tuesday 12th February 2019 a group of Year 10 Drama students performed to a public audience at The Playhouse, Norwich. The students devised a performance based on Blood Brothers called ‘Who Is To Blame?’ as part of the Norfolk Education event, StageLit. The event showcases how Drama can support the English curriculum. Although, Blood Brothers is not taught in GCSE English at Northgate, students within GCSE Drama study the text and write about it in their final theory exam at the end of the course.

Tabitha, a performer within the piece said, ‘I am playing the role of Linda. I have really enjoyed working with the group and developing a more in-depth understanding of the play. This experience will help me when I write about Blood Brothers and has made me feel more confident’.

Megan, who played Edward, also said that the experience was valuable and she enjoyed working with a small group and performing in a professional venue. Megan also enjoyed the kit kats Miss Breeze supplied when we were rehearsing on a Friday evening!

Overall the performance and the opportunity was really fun to be part of. Everyone enjoyed performing to their family, friends and the other schools involved and it was a really rewarding experience.

We would like to thank Miss Breeze for working with us and getting us involved in this fantastic opportunity. We are excited to work on future projects!’

Miss Breeze, Head of Drama said, ‘I am very proud of the group. They received some lovely feedback from other participating schools as well as the Education Officer at the Norwich Playhouse. Thank you to all the friends, family and staff who came to support them.’