Year 5 and 6 drama and French verse speaking

Year 5 and 6 drama and French verse speaking

Year 5 and 6 enjoyed thought provoking drama sessions this week when they considered peer pressure. They thought about the sorts of things that they might be asked to participate in and how to listen to their conscience to make the right decision. We talked about how it may be harder to say, 'No' to their friends than to strangers. Some groups deliberately had the central character giving in to peer pressure and we saw the consequences unfold. Drama is such a useful and safe forum for this sort of exploration. I was really pleased with the thoughtful work produced by the children. WOH

Ethan (Year 6) with Pour devenir une sorcière (To become a witch) and Robyn (Year 5) with l’Été (Summer) gave outstanding recitals of their respective French poems at the French Verse Speaking Festival held at St Mary's School in Gerrards Cross on Thursday. Around twenty independent and state schools from the region participate in this popular event, each allowed just one candidate per year group to perform.

All Gateway pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 have been keenly learning and practising the poems this term and Ethan and Robyn were the brave pair chosen to recite them at the festival itself. Our candidates both gave delightful performances and were both highly commended by the judges.
Bravo Ethan et Robyn! DL

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