Students from Sharples School took part in this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival. Over a period of several months, students from years 7 to 10 rehearsed scenes from Macbeth which culminated in a performance at a professional theatre, The Met, in Bury. The evening was a great success with a polished performance by the cast. They were supported and watched by family, friends and staff.
Students from years 7, 8 and 9 were fortunate enough to watch the Macbeth performance during assemblies this week, at Sharples School, and the cast received lots of positive feedback from their peers and staff alike. The performance gave Year 8 students an insight into the Shakespearean play which they will be studying in English during the forthcoming months.
Response from members of the cast:
‘Macbeth was an amazing experience. I made new friends and we all worked well together. I really enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again!’
‘Macbeth has been an inspiration and very enjoyable. It has been an extreme confidence boost!’
‘Macbeth was great because it has given me a taste of what it is like to be an actor and it has been fun being able to act as someone from a different time period. I have become a better actor by acting to different audiences.’
‘This has been an amazing experience! It has allowed me to experience what it’s like to perform on a professional stage with professional sound and lighting equipment.’
‘It was fun and it made me better at acting.’
‘It was a great experience for all of us. All of us have come together because of this performance.’
‘It was an amazing experience that I will remember forever. I am so grateful that I had this opportunity.’
Reminder: Performing Arts Lunchtime Clubs for all year groups
Monday – Dance club
Tuesday – Acting class
Tuesday – Samba Band
Wednesday – Choir, the Big Sing!
Friday – Bollywood dance
Reminder: Performing Arts Music Lessons for all year groups
Monday – Piano/Keyboards/Clarinet/Flute
Tuesday – Drumming
Wednesday – Singing
Friday – Guitar/Ukulele
Everybody is welcome to attend this year’s ‘Seasonal Celebration’ evening on Monday 17th December, 7.00pm – 8.00pm in the theatre at Sharples School.