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All the world’s a stage at the Senior Girls Drama Fest

The Senior Girls biannual Drama Fest wowed audiences as pupils from Years 7 to 9 performed adaptations of William Shakespeare’s works, ranging from Romeo and Juliet to Much Ado About Nothing.

With performances over two nights from Tuesday 11 February to Wednesday 12 February, pupils were tasked with creating a short piece to promote the key dramatic and production skills they have learned as part of Claires Court’s drama curriculum. Pupil’s used Shakespeare’s plays as a stimulus for their productions, with Year 7 focusing on the comedies, Year 8 the tragedies and Year 9 the histories, creating a wide range of theatrical performances.  

Kate Warren, Head of Drama at Claires Court Senior Girls, commented: “The process has been a journey for pupils who have acquired the key skills to work effectively as a member of a production team. The girls have also explored and developed their acting skills on stage. Many parents commented on how their daughter has grown in confidence and self-esteem since starting at our school, and taking part in drama really helps each pupil to step out their comfort zone.”

Margaret Heywood, Head of Senior Girls, commended the pupils: “Well done to all the girls from Years 7 to 9 for their hard work over the last couple of month preparing for this year’s Drama Fest which was the perfect opportunity to showcase our up and coming talent.” 

The award for best performance went to a Year 7 group for their interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing. Congratulations to Annabelle, Grace, Emily P, Sophie, Emily T and Isabella.

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