On Thursday 15 June 2017, three pupils from the Sixth Form at QEHS came to school to work with Year Eight pupils on drama workshops inspired by the study of Shakespeare's Othello. The year group enjoyed two sessions: one based on movement, using handkerchiefs (a symbol of Othello's love for his wife, Desdemona), the other focused on two key scenes from the play and encouraged the children to watch and react to these performances. The afternoon was lively, engaging and energetic, pupil feedback was very positive and it is hoped that in the near future, more opportunities for drama-based learning can be facilitated, in collaboration with students at QEHS. Many thanks to Eve, Elizabeth and Clare for planning and delivering such a successful afternoon.

 

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos from the workshops: