As a final send-off to their intense year of drama classes, the students in Year 8 staged “Matilda”, under the guiding hand of Ms Holly Crook. Our students performed brilliantly in front of an audience which was excited from the very first opening lines. This was an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic who this year would have been 100 years old. He is also the author of other children's books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Students played the clever and determined Matilda, Miss Honey, her pleasant teacher, and the treacherous Headmistress, Miss Trunchbull as well as all the other characters, with great confidence and professionalism. Matilda's telekinetic powers and her ingenious tricks brought laughter and much applause from the audience, as it gave itself over to this British comedy, which has been so successful, on so many stages around the world.
At our School, acting in public is an essential and very special part of the education which our students receive. It helps them to develop important personal skills: teamwork, creativity, leadership and risk-taking. Theatre also stimulates the imagination and helps them to explore new challenges and new experiences. Our students have lots of opportunities to take part in these kind of activities which help them grow in confidence, enthusiasm and self-belief. And, as with Matilda, all their productions are always a tremendous success. Congratulations!