This year the Lower Fifth GCSE Drama class has taken part in a theatre-in-education project with King’s Preparatory school.
Theatre-in-Education (T.I.E.) is a fantastic form and style of drama that allows the performance to communicate a particular message to an audience so that something is learnt as well as enjoyed. When we create a piece of T.I.E. we have our audience in mind the whole time and tailor the performance to them. We start with improvising around the theme or topic and then turn this improvised material into devised work that eventually forms a script.
The Lower FifthGCSE Drama class created a hard-hitting piece on how young people use the internet; looking at the potential dangers of online chat rooms and meeting strangers there and also online bullying via social media. The piece of drama was a timely reminder about some of the dangers that face our young people and got our audiences to think about how it is important they look after themselves and take care when using the internet.
Whilst the piece of drama had important messages for the audiences, the project was also highly useful for our Lower Fifth actors – helping to prepare them for their Devising coursework as part of their GCSE.
Mr Mount -Head of Drama & Theatre