The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Risk Taking A Forefront of Middle School Drama

'Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.' Roald Dahl

Risk taking is an IB leaner principle and remains at the forefront of Middle School Drama at Scotch. Throughout Summer Term students have been working on developing their skills in Improvisation, and nothing takes more courage than a willingness to perform in front of an audience of your peers! Improvisation has allowed students to creatively explore characters from all walks of life, problem solve on the spot, and develop voice and movement skills. Improvisation is a skill that never leaves a Drama student, however more significantly, students gain a sense of self-confidence and pride like no other.

In Week 9 of Summer Term, the Year 6/7 production Danny the Champion of the World was performed to delighted sold out audiences! I am grateful to the entire cast, who worked incredibly hard to bring Danny's magical adventures to life. Each cast member was willing to 'go the whole hog', displaying dedication and professionalism throughout the rehearsal process. A wholehearted thank you must go to the Scotch community for your ongoing support of the Performing Arts.

Mrs Emma Cooper
Middle School Drama