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Martineau’s Drama Competition

The stimuli for the annual Martineau’s House Drama Competition was Fairy Tales, with each group being asked to focus on the moral values. They were given a stimulus and had a day to create a ten minute performance piece. The winners of the Best Play were Beck whose performance of The Shoemaker and the Elves contained not only humour in abundance but also had a strong moral message. Their adaptation showed how doing a good deed is sometimes more important than the praise received. Stand-out actors throughout the performances included Isabella Yebsley, Jackson Miller and Ben Reid but this year’s Best Actor prize went to Hannah Cushion.

The adjudicator Jolie Sharpe, who is one of our Drama Captains,  gave critical and valuable feedback to the performers. Jolie continues to be an excellent role model for the younger students. Staff commented on how wonderful the performances were to watch, the students worked incredibly hard throughout the day showing excellent co-operation and creative skills. A special thanks goes to the A Level Drama students who worked with the Houses to guide their devising skills.

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