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We're Going on a Bear Hunt with Under 8s

25/05/2015

Coolum State High School Year 10 Drama students recently converged on Peregian Springs State School for their annual Under Eights Day. Our students had been invited to perform for the junior school so many hours were spent perfecting their roles in The Gruffalo, Bear Hunt, Click Clack Moo, Dig Dig Digging and Why?

The audiences loved the performances and many came back time and again to see their favourites (back flipping chickens and Gruffalos in particular).  Having studied Children’s Theatre and the way in which actors can reach a young audience through characterisation, physical theatre and comedy, our students were excited to put all their hard work into practice.  Their performances were fantastic and it was wonderful to see how the actors changed from one performance to the next, with the students having to cater for a different audience each time which needed to be engaged in a particular way. Our students’ interaction with the primary school children was wonderful to see, showing the school values of Care, Respect and Excellence.

It was a huge morning and I think that most of the students have probably been saying their lines in their sleep - “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” is very catchy!

Thanks to all the Year 10 Drama students who performed, and the parents who supported them.  Let’s do it all again next year!