NUNNERY Wood High School’s drama department wanted to bring some sense of normality to their students this term by continuing with extra-curricular clubs.

They signed up to take part in the One Night of Shakespeare online festival hosted by Shakespeare Schools Foundation and performed not one, but two adaptations of both Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, which were streamed on Friday, November 20.

The students decided to mix things up by performing scenes in various areas around the school site and turning them in to a short movie.

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Stephanie Young, the new curriculum leader for drama, wanted the students to have fun with the process and create a social network that they will have been missing out on over the past few months.

She said: “I think students all over the country have found lockdown and certain restrictions tougher than they like to let on.

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“It was nice to be able to provide a fun, creative and safe space for them to focus and engage on such exciting projects. It was a tight deadline to meet due to the current situation, but Nunnery Wood along with 56 other schools in the country all managed to produce wonderful shows for the festival.”

Year 10 student Harrison Thorne, who played Macduff and Ross in the plays, said: “We have been practising for the plays since we started back.

“I enjoyed the experience. I study Drama as a GCSE option and I really enjoy it.”

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