School News

Prep Welcome New Drama Teacher

This week we have welcomed our new Drama Co-ordinator to the Prep School.  Mrs Needham worked previously at Darton Primary School and we certainly hope she enjoys her new position here at Birkdale Prep School.

There is a lot planned for the new drama curriculum. This term the boys in Prep 1 will be working on a project where they will look at traditional ‘Commedia dell'arte’. The Prep 2 boys will study the art of ‘stage fighting’.

Mrs Needham is also looking forward to beginning work with the Prep 3 and 4 Drama club who will be preparing for a summer play.   Auditions will be held this week. The boys must choose their favourite song and turn it into a dramatic monologue by attaching an emotion to it.  Mrs Needham is looking for boys who perform with clear vocal clarity and appropriate actions.  The successful cast will be involved in a rigorous rehearsal schedule. 

We will all look forward to the production which will take part in the Heeley Hall at Senior School on Wednesday 29th June.  All are welcome, lookout for ticket sales in the coming weeks.

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