The Making of Harry Potter As part of our Drama and Integrated Arts programme, pupils in Year 9 took the opportunity to visit The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studio in London earlier in the term. The unique studio tour took pupils behind-the-scenes to explore the magic of the Harry Potterâ„˘ films, which showcased the huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also revealed some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.
Medieval History At the end of May, Year 7 history pupils spent the day visiting Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle, where activities included dressing in chainmail and learning archery skills.
Theatre Trips to Bath and Oxford A selection of pupils studying A-Level and GCSE Drama and Theatre Studies were treated to two wonderful theatre trips in the Lent term. In February they were lucky enough to see a performance of the acclaimed The Blue Door, at the Ustinov Studio in Bath, which was listed by The Times as one of the most important shows to see in 2019. A true masterclass in acting from its two leads, the play was a compelling and memorable exploration of identity, race and culture.
Later in February, the group travelled to the Oxford Playhouse to see a production of The Unreturning, by the renowned Physical Theatre company Frantic Assembly. The Unreturning explores the profound effect that war has on young lives. Stylistic, inventive in both design and performance style, pupils were gripped and challenged throughout. Pupils also had time to visit the Ashmolean Museum where they viewed exhibits themed around archaeology, art, history and culture.
In Touch Summer 2019