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ACS Cobham students take part in Theatre Arts Programme Symposium

Published Monday 22nd of December 2014 03:52:42 PM

Over twenty ACS Cobham pupils, aged 17-18, recently travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon for a three-day Theatre Arts Programme Symposium hosted by the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA).

The symposium was part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Performing Arts curriculum and took place in the historical Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students developed their performance and co-operation skills through a series of workshops and seminars held by world-class IB examiners.

Pupils also took part in dynamic masterclasses, honing essential performing arts traits, such as spacial awareness and projection skills, alongside other IB students from all over the world.

Emily Richelle, aged 17, commented:

'I will never forget watching a performance of 'Love's Labour Lost' in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and having the chance to interact with the actors who gave some great acting tips! The masterclasses were really insightful and I learnt about many aspects of performing I hadn't come across before.'

Darryl Nel, Head of Performing Arts at ACS Cobham and trip co-ordinator, added:

'Students really relished the chance to hone their performance skills in such an iconic place of history. Being able to hear first-hand from those with professional acting experience left pupils with a renewed sense of passion for the arts and reminded them exactly why they had chosen to study it.'
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