Y11 BTEC Shakespeare For Schools Performance

Year 11 BTEC students impress at the Shakespeare For Schools festival in Manchester.

The Shakespeare for Schools festival takes place every year. It is a large charity that helps to introduce Shakespeare’s plays to primary and secondary schools all over the country. The thousands of lucky students that are involved have the amazing opportunity to perform in a professional theatre, not to mention being able to work with professional actors and actresses as well as directors. This helps them to develop their acting skills with a challenging script.
BTEC students have been doing this for over ten years! This year the Year 11 BTEC students performed an original performance of Macbeth at the Contact Theatre in Manchester on November 5th. They incorporated ideas from Star Wars into their performance, comparing Macbeth to Darth Vader (ambitious, greedy characters that went to the dark side). Miss Plimmer – who played a big part in the organisation and running of the event- had this to say about their performance: ‘It was an ensemble piece that was very strong on stage. I am extremely proud of the students who were professional throughout. This was part of an assessment for their course and they have done very well’.
We are immensely proud of our year 11’s and can’t wait to watch the next year perform just as well!
If you want to have a look at the Shakespeare for School Website for more details click here:
Written by Charlotte George, Y9 

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