As part of the Empower Day programme Year 8 took part in interactive theatre performances of 'Les Trois Mousquetaires' and 'Don Quijote'. In preparation for the performances in the afternoon the Year 8 students researched the two famous novels and their characters, and then they created comic strips narrating the stories in a different way. Later they designed the costumes for the characters of the play using different textiles and finally learnt some key expressions in Spanish or French that they would need to use as part of the story.
In the afternoon our performers from Freshwater arrived and set up. As part of these interactive performances our students were required to play the parts of the characters. The main characters repeated their lines enthusiastically and entertained their audience very successfully. Most of the year 8 who attended the ‘Don Quijote’ play performed, helping the story to unfold. All members of the audience took part in some way and repeated lines and sang a short song in French. The students really enjoyed the interactive performances and came away with a good understanding of famous French and Spanish novels.