Following on from their successful performances in school as part of their GCSE Drama exam 9 of our students spent last weekend at the prestigious Warwick Arts Centre as part of the Connections 2017, an annual event run by the National Theatre. There they met other Connections participants and performed their work on the professional stage at the popular Midlands venue.
The play 'Zero for the young Dudes' was newly written by Alistair McDowell and had been directed by our own Ms Maposa and Ms Aserie. The students are also hoping to be selected to perform their play at the National Theatre in London later this year.
Headteacher Mrs Peters congratulated the students on their first public performance. ’The students pulled off an outstanding performance in front of a critical audience of other students in the same competition. At the end, they also had to participate in a question and answer session with the audience to explain their interpretation of the play.
Performing in front of an audience takes a lot of courage and teaches students skills that they will benefit from in the future. John Willmott School is committed to ensuring that the performing arts remains firmly on the curriculum so that we can continue to give students opportunities such as these.