Perse pupils blast off at Year 7 Arts Festival
2 Oct 2019
The Perse Year 7 Arts Festival proved to be out of this world as pupils embarked on a creative journey into space.
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing was the launch pad for youngsters to let their imaginations take off in themed art, drama and music workshops before bringing everything together to perform a show in the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.
In drama, pupils came up with a variety of short space-themed sketches ranging from the premise of aliens invading Earth to the notion to a piece based on a Chinese-inspired poem about the Moon.
Pupils learned to sing lunar-related tunes in music, such as Frank Sinatra classic Fly Me to the Moon, while in art they use different print-making techniques to create artworks which were displayed in the Pelican Gallery.
Director of English & Drama Chris Green was thrilled with how Year 7 threw themselves into the day of activities.
He said: “I thought space would be a good topic to give all sorts of creative opportunities. It was a fun, creative and interesting experience for them.
“It introduced them to how much creative work is going on at the school and showed them how to work collaboratively, think imaginatively and tried to inspire them that the creative arts are an important part of life.”