welcomes Jekyll and Hyde for thrilling performance

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in News | No Comments

Year 10 and 11 students at community school were lucky enough to enjoy a real live performance on 22 March as Jekyll and Hyde visited the school.

Ginificent, a touring theatre company, put on a performance in front of 300 students who have been studying the text as part of their studies for GCSE English Literature.

Ms Childs arranged the performance to enable students to, “better understand the content of the text that they have been studying.”

“The changes in English GCSEs have resulted in students having to study more challenging literature, which means that we are working hard to support them in being able to access and increase their confidence in exploring the complex nature of these texts,” she added.

The hour performance was delivered in the main hall and students were wowed by the skill of the three actors, who took on over eight roles between them.

The performance was followed by a question and answer sessions which gave students an opportunity to explore the context of the novel and to discuss the themes of duality, psychoanalysis and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

Ms Childs reported: “We are planning to continue to offer more of these invaluable enrichment opportunities to our students in the future. Events such as these really allow literature to come to life.”