Woodbury School recently took some very excited students to the theatre to watch Animal Farm.
With KS4 studying the book in lessons, and determining how well George Orwell tackled complex political issues in a way that is easier to understand, the students have drawn links between the political figures and main characters and analysed how effective the use of allegory is in explaining the impact of revolution, communism, and dictatorship,
This trip was a first-time experience for some young people, and they managed extremely well in a new a crowded environment – alongside other schools who were all preparing for their GCSE’s.
The pupils were amazing during the performance, managing their behaviour well, and accepting support from the amazing team at the Grand Theatre when it was needed. The interaction between the animals was really quite amusing – especially the goat – and was a real highlight of the show.
A great time was had by all, and it was a fantastic opportunity for our young people to enjoy a theatre experience that was not only thoroughly enjoyable, but that supported them with their studies too.