The Year 11 students at Lansdowne School have been using their recent drama sessions as a welcome escape from the heavy GCSE schedule that most students are currently taking part in. A recent focus has been to help develop the social skills of the pupils through the use of improvisation.
An opening and closing sentence for a sketch was presented to the pupils. These were all carefully thought out so as to be relevant to the current transition that the Year 11 students are experiencing. They included ideas about future learning, training and celebrating the end of the exams.
The task was set for each pair of students to improvise the conversation around the opening and closing sentence. This is wonderful way for each class member to improve their conversation skills, as well as to consider their own future ambitions.