Year 8 trip to The Unicorn Theatre
Twenty Year 8 students were picked by their drama teachers to attend a trip to see ‘Beginning’ at The Unicorn Theatre near London Bridge. The students were selected on their progress, achievement and consistent outstanding effort and contributions in their drama lessons.
Our Raising Aspirations Coordinator acquired the tickets and kindly offered them to the drama department as an exciting opportunity for students.
As the students took their seats in the theatre on Wednesday 21st March, two characters were already on stage in what appeared to be a large bedroom with lots of children’s beds in it. The play then took the audience on an adventure, where we had to use our imaginations to believe that the adult actors were actual playing children who had been brought on a summer holiday to Cornwall by their parents but were stuck in their bedroom because it was raining so much outside.
The play followed how the ‘children’ had to make their own fun in their bedrooms, and learnt and discussed some ‘grown up’ themes along the way.
The Year 8 students were intrigued by how effectively the adult actors played children.
They commented that:
"It was interesting to show how adults can still act like children, and children can sometimes be as grown up as adults."
The trip was organised by the Drama department. To find out more about the Drama offer for Key stage 3, see our curriculum page.