Music and Acting in the 20th Century
60's and 70's
We went to visit the Music and Acting in the 20th century workshop. In this group activity there were 4 boys and 5 girls from years 7, 8 and 9. Firstly, they listened to songs by the Beatles, Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye. They all loved the Jackson 5 and decided to choose it for their performance later today, which would be performed to the 80's and 90's group. They all enjoyed the song but in the end they thought it was too hard and decided to sing 'Stand By Me' instead.
80's and 90's
When we arrived, they were voting on the song they wanted to sing for their performance. All of the girls picked 'Wham - Jitterbug' and because the boys were out-numbered, the girls vote won! Next they did some acting from the play 'Accidental death of an Anarchist'. They split into two groups, one with year 7 girls and the other was mainly boys. The play was a slapstick comedy about 4 men who have to find out the best way to keep their jobs. One thinks he should jump out of a window, one thinks he should do whatever they do and another decides to run away. They have lied to everyone and now none of their friends or family want to talk to them and they are sent to court. Charlie Eastwick played the guitar for the play.
Reported by J W - Year 7
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 20:45