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2020 Drama Senior

On stage!

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

On stage!

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

This week the Year 11 drama pupils performed their devised pieces for their GCSE exam. The work was creative and varied and they have worked extremely hard!

The pupils have to create a piece of theatre from a starting point given by the exam board and use a particular theatrical style or the ideas of a theatre practitioner.

The first group used physical theatre, incorporating ideas from Gecko Theatre and Frantic Assembly in a piece called Recovery. The movement was sensitive and beautifully executed with real depth of emotion, exploring characters in therapy and each telling their story through ensemble movement.

The second piece was called Homo sapiens and this group chose the techniques of theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht. The piece looked at the dangers of Artificial Intelligence and used Brechtian techniques designed to encourage the audience to question the issues raised.

The third piece was a monologue called Ghosts of Vienna. The character was based on the real life assassin of Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilov Princip. He told the story that is never heard, capturing the passionate motivation for what he did with skill and commitment. This piece used the ideas of Russian practitioner, Constantin Stanislavski.

It was brilliant to see the pupils performing in the QEH Theatre, live on stage.

Ollie is a QEH 'lifer', as he joined QEH Juniors in Year 3, eleven years ago.  It's been great to watch his development through the years, both on and off the pitch.

Ollie signs for the Bears!

Huge congratulations to Mark who has joined the top 2% of the population as a member of Mensa. In typical modest fashion, Mark sat the test on a recent weekend and didn't mention it to any of his teachers!

Mark joins Mensa!

When we reflect on 2020 as a school community, our memories will be dominated by the challenges presented by a global pandemic and how we adapted to these challenges.

Promoting Racial Inclusivity and Awareness

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

Volunteering at Julian Trust Homeless Shelter

“Pupils are confident articulate communicators; they listen well and produce effective written work.”  ISI Report, 2022
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