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It’s all in your head

Just before Christmas the year 11 GCSE Drama students received their pre-released material. They had to devise a piece of original drama based on one of three stimuli. The students chose a black and white photograph of a young boy smiling, with a blurred figure in the background over his shoulder.

The end result was a challenging and thought provoking look into mental health, schizophrenia and the devastating effects that can occur.

Please be aware that there is some swearing within this performance, which is in context as a piece of GCSE coursework.

Santa’s been sacked!

“Rumours were rife that Santa was not up to the job but in an unexpected development news has just leaked out that Santa has been sacked.” This was the scenario given to a group of Year 8 English students who then had just an hour to produce a piece exploring this story. They decided to turn it into a BBC News piece (unscripted) which you can watch here: