Drama News

Take the Lead Project

This year, 60 Year 11 students have been invited to participate in the Take the Lead project, run by The OId Vic theatre. Take the Lead is a free employability programme from The Old Vic for students aged 15–18 that uses theatre techniques and creative workshops to build on five core skills: communication, self-management, self-belief, teamwork and problem solving.

The programme is created in collaboration with schools and businesses and draws on The Old Vic’s expertise as a theatrical institution to support young people to take ownership over their next steps after school and prepare them for the working world of the future.

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Students engaged in an exciting launch event that introduced the programme; featuring a guest host, guest speakers, a Q&A, a short workshop with Old Vic facilitators and networking opportunities with students from different schools. They were tasked with creating an image that they felt summarised Take the Lead:

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Les Miserablés 2019 Production           

In February 2019, we were proud to present Les Miserablés School Edition as our College Production. 

Les Miserable LogoCurrently, the London production is the longest-running musical in the world. Taking on this hugely popular play, the cast and crew displayed great dedication, devotion and commitment. The rehearsal process was rigorous and the standard of work the students produced is highly commendable.

We had a total of 45 students, ranging from Year 7 to Year 11, involved in the production and working together collaboratively. This enthusiastic group consisted of performers, the Backstage Crew and the band. Supported by staff, students had the opportunity to be responsible for lighting, costume and sound effects in order to enhance the production. Our Front of House team also consisted of dedicated students.

The rehearsal process was enjoyed by staff and students and we look forward to the next production!


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