Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Day two of the Summer School Oliver!

Just a quick note to say we were off with a flying start yesterday, day 1 of the Summer School with Active English, Libby Barnes.
We have found out what it might have been like for an orphan in Victorian England.
When were the Victorian times?
What kind of food did they eat?
What was Gruel?
What kind of food do you like to eat now and what don't you like?
After some good warm up games and movement, we then started to improvise and show each other some scenes we invented.
Then we started learning the song Food Glorious Food!
Not bad in a day's work.
We will keep you updated....but to find out more, come to our show Friday at 13.00!
There you will see the outcome of all our hard work and creativity!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

So you don't believe in Fairies!

Well, today will be our last class tillOctober now!

Last week we did our first performance of So you don't believe in Fairies!

Daniel is caught writing Tom Puck is a fairy on the school toilet walls and for his punishment his teacher, the stern Mrs Torrero, instructs Daniel he is to present a 2 page story about fairies on her desk by tomorrow morning.  
Daniel doesn't believe in Fairies.....but Daniel is in for shock!  He is taken down to the fairy world of the Tuatha dé Danann, ruled by powerful Titania, Daniel is taught a thing or two about fairies!!!

Introducing the children to some of  Shakespeare's  wonderful writing we used parts of Arial's Where the bee sucks there suck I  (The Tempest) and I know a bank where the wild thyme grows, (Midsummer night' s dream) and the Irish folklore of the Tuatha dé Danann (pronounced Tua de danan). 

It was a great performance from everyone!  So good that we are doing it again today at 18.30. 
I have posted some photos of the show from last week, but will be taking more today.

Great news also is our summer school Oliver! is full!  We begin Monday  29th June. 
For those not doing the summer school, see you in October, and for those coming...can't wait to meet you all!!