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GCSE Drama group benefit from The Paper Birds workshop

GCSE Drama group benefit from The Paper Birds workshop

GCSE Drama candidates at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to enhance their performance thanks to a special workshop involving an award-winning theatre company.

The Year 10 and 11 groups took part in the event with The Paper Birds, who spent the day honing the skills of each pupil with a view to boosting their knowledge both on stage and in the classroom.

They began their session with a warm-up session that involved various activities designed to improve technique, vocal reach and cohesion, before Year 11 then took centre stage during the afternoon ahead of their upcoming examination performances.

Working together in groups, the pupils were tasked with producing a devised piece based on World War One before performing it in front of their peers and English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle.

The company representative then discussed with each group what she thought of the performance, what could be improved and offered helpful hints in terms of how they can reach even greater heights with subtle tweaks to areas such as stage position, posture and expression.

Miss Earle, said: “This was a very worthwhile experience for each of our GCSE candidates and I would like to thank The Paper Birds for coming along and delivery an outstanding workshop.

“Gaining knowledge from industry leaders is a massive benefit to their overall development, and this is something we have done for a number of years here at Rydal Penrhos with great success.”

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