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A-level & GCSE Drama groups enhance learning on theatre trips

A-level & GCSE Drama groups enhance learning on theatre trips

A group of drama pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to take in two prominent plays as part of an ongoing learning initiative.

The school’s A-level and GCSE groups were presented with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge thanks to the educational visits, which have been a long-running desire to give each pupil added experiences that they may not receive during normal lessons and activities.

They paid a visit to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to witness the extraordinary Mother Courage and her Children, which features the exceptional acting ability of Julie Hesmondhalgh in the lead role.

This was followed by the Pilot Theatre and Derby theatre production of Noughts and Crosses, which is a gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “Viewing such high-calibre actors in a different environment is an invaluable experience for our A-level and GCSE drama candidates, and one that is sure to stand them in good stead during a critical stage of their respective modules.

“There is nothing like seeing a play come to life right in front of your eyes, and in addition to their studies it will be of enormous benefit to the pupils that will be taking the stage for our Dramatic Society production of Les Miserables later this month.”

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