Bucksmore London puts on a show!
We’re in week three here at London and the new arrivals are all settling well and getting to know one another. Placement tests are done, everyone has now been enjoying their classes and utilising all the time that they can to practice their English.
And what’s one of the best ways of doing that? Our weekly projects, of course! This week is theatre week and project leader Miss Ippy chose the title ‘The Show Must Go On!” The students got together during preparation time to learn about the basic structure of a play, different genres, and how to generate ideas before they had a chance to choose their roles and practice. It was a great chance for everyone to get to know each other more and work as a team – all the time using English!
The themes ranged from a play about eating disorders to a story about saving a kidnapped Queen Elizabeth II. Some of our counsellors interviewed the groups involved – here are some comments that Astrid made:
What is your project about?
So, this is the story about Queen Elizabeth getting kidnapped. We all go on an adventure to rescue her.
What was the best thing about working in your group?
We weren’t really productive, but we had a lot of fun. This is the best moment for us to speak English.
Are you excited to see the performances today?
Yes, as always, yes!
Are you prepared? Are you preparing now? How?
We hope so! Yes, some are dancing rather than trying to practice. We are relaxed, so that’s quite helpful.
Anything else you would like to add about the project today?
We could have had more time to get ready, but it’s always cool to do a project like a play, because it helps us become closer. I’ve met people I never would’ve met otherwise.
One team took part as our panel of reviewers and helped us to judge the winners. It was a tough decision to make as every group made a big effort to take part and produce a winning play. With our panel of student reviewers judging on factors such as effort, participation, delivery of their lines and plot, and the counsellors judging based on the amount of cheers each group received, the winning play was finally revealed as….
….”Queen Elizabeth’s Saviours”!
Well done to the winning group and well done to everybody for making such a great effort with this project, the end result was great and the students really got into it and enjoyed their project presentation night.
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