Year 8 students at the Anglo European School took part in the regional finals of the English Speaking Union’s “Performing Shakespeare Competition” this week. 8 students who had previously submitted a short video of themselves performing a monologue or duologue from a Shakespeare play took part in workshops to refine their performances and then performed to a panel of judges from the ESU. The competition allows all Key Stage 3 pupils between the ages of 11 and 14 to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare through theatre and performance. Divine Tebite was given the only judges’ commendation awarded at the event for her notable performance.
Mrs Gee, Headteacher, commented, “2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and his plays are still as relevant to our 21st century curriculum as ever. It was very rewarding to see our students’ original interpretations of key scenes and to watch them performing to such an impressive standard”. Mrs Bradstreet, Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator at the English Department at Anglo European, who hosted the regional final this year, concluded…” The competition was a fantastic experience – everyone had a great morning. The students were, of course, great credit to the school; I was very proud of both their performances and their behaviour in welcoming the other school. Although no Anglo student made it through to the grand final, Divine Tebite 8S was given the only commendation of the event for her excellent efforts. All the students worked extremely hard.”
For more information on the competition see http://www.esu.org/programmes/schools/secondary-schools/performing-shakespeare