HIGHER DRAMA: DRAMA SKILLS

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Congratulations to our Higher Drama pupils who presented their Drama Skills performance today.

Using the stimulus ‘Belief or Disbelief’ they each created their own scenes for a site specific performance at The Clootie Well in Culloden Woods.

Many members of the public stopped to observe, and were very impressed at the professionalism demonstrated by the performers. The National 5 pupils attended as audience and loved the atmosphere that was created. They are completely inspired for doing their own Higher Drama Skills next year.

Well done everyone!

Now, FINISH YOUR WORK BOOKLETS!!!

 

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NATIONAL 5 EVALUATION

Here are the guidance notes for your evaluation. I’ve had some problems getting it emailed to those who asked for a digital copy. Download the word document here –

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For those of you who started your holiday early, please ensure that these are submitted on the first day back; Monday 23rd October. 

 

MUSICAL PRODUCTION 2018

There has been a change to our musical production this year.

We are pleased to announce that we will now be staging…..

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

We are also thrilled to announce our wonderful cast as the following;

BELLE – Catherine Cameron

MAURICE – Callum Gray

BEAST – Mark Green

GASTON – Adam Crichton

LEFOU – Ewan Robertson

LUMIERE – Ross Halkett

COGSWORTH – Corey Macleod

MRS POTTS – Heather Davidson

BABETTE – Courtney Leigh McShane

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – Ishana Graham

CHIP – Tyler McLeod-Taylor

 

PRODUCTION DATES:

THURSDAY 14TH JUNE

FRIDAY 15TH JUNE

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE (both matinee and evening performances)

Tickets will be available in the New Year.

 

FILM OPPORTUNITY!

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Applications are now open for a BFI Film Academy Highlands course in partnership with Eden Court from Monday 9th October to Tuesday 17th October.

Over a 9 day residential during the October school holidays, you will gain intensive training in; storytelling, directing, production, sound recording, editing and camera with the final aim of devising, shooting and producing a plot driven narrative short film.

Working with key organisations and individuals within the Film Industry, you are provided with an understanding of the commercial industry, cultural knowledge of the film value chain and the skills you need to help make a career in film a reality.

An information sheet and/or application form is available from Miss Wallace in room 70.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are open now and will close at 5pm on Friday 28th September

 

HIGHER & NPA THEATRE TRIP

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Some of our Higher and NPA Drama students travelled to Edinburgh last week to attend a production called ‘Flight’ by Vox Motus Theatre Company, which was part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Pupils were seated in their own personal booths with speech and music conveyed through their own headphones. The action was shown through hundreds of beautiful, hand crafted models that moved in front of the audience. A truly unique and ground-breaking style of theatre.

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Pupils were left ‘speechless’ by the powerfully moving piece.

Pupils were also very fortunate enough to be given a post show discussion with Candice Edmunds, Co Director of the company. Candice told us all about the process of writing and creating, and about taking risks with new, original ideas. The pupils were very inspired by this and we hope it will help them as they come to develop their own dramatic work as part of their upcoming coursework.

Check out the website for more info here….

http://www.voxmotus.co.uk/flight/

You can also find Vox Motus on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so check them out!

THE BIG REVEAL!

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2018 MUSICAL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING THIS WEEK!

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!

IT’S TIME!!!

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Yes National 5 and Higher pupils – exam day has arrived!

Your exam is tomorrow – THURSDAY 1ST JUNE – at 1pm.

The National 5 exam ends at 2.30pm

The Higher exam ends at 3pm

PLEASE USE ALL OF THE TIME YOU HAVE!

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  • YOU MUST READ ALL QUESTIONS FIRST. DO NOT BACK YOURSELF INTO A CORNER BY RACING AHEAD AND NOT THINKING ABOUT THE ANSWER UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE.

 

  • MAKE SURE YOUR ANSWERS ARE DETAILED. ASSUME THE MARKER KNOWS NOTHING. STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR DUMMIES REMEMBER.

 

  • CHECK, DOUBLE CHECK, AND CHECK AGAIN, YOUR ANSWERS! YOU CAN NEVER WRITE TOO MUCH.

 

  • FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE!!! NATIONAL 5 – PLEASE USE THE MAGIC FORMULA. HIGHER – CLEARLY SET OUT YOUR PARAGRAPHS AND ALWAYS LINK BACK TO THE QUESTION.

 

  • KEEP CALM! WE KNOW YOU CAN ALL DO THIS – YOU NEED TO BELIEVE THIS AS WELL!!!

 

 

LAST MINUTE PREPARATION?

  • NATIONAL 5 – THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO REVIEW YOUR VOCAB AND THE MAGIC FORMULA. YOU MUST USE THIS REGULARLY TO GET THE MOST MARKS.

 

  • HIGHERS – THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO READ THE PLAY SO IT IS FRESH IN YOUR HEAD. DO ALSO REVISE ALL TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF MUNGO PARK – YOU DO NOT KNOW WHICH 4 TECHNICAL ELEMENTS WILL BE ON THE LIST – DO NOT ASSUME OR YOU COULD END UP STUCK!

 

LAST THING FOR THE HIGHERS – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RETURN YOUR PRU BOOKS TO US TOMORROW – OR OUR NEW HIGHERS WILL HAVE NOTHING TO STUDY!

THANKING YOU!!!!!

 

FINGERS CROSSED FOR GOOD QUESTIONS – AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

UPCOMING THEATRE – MUST SEE!

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OUT OF THIS WORLD BY MARK MURPHY’S VTOL

‘A life and death love story’

Ellen has been in a car accident. She’s disorientated, in pain, and her husband Anthony is missing. As Ellen descends into a medically induced coma, she knows that she has to escape in order to find Anthony but time is running out. She has a heart-breaking choice to make – her life or her love.

Out Of This World is action-packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. It’s a powerful love story set within a world of projected film and animation, featuring groundbreaking aerial choreography, explosive special effects and intense storytelling.

Mark Murphy is celebrated for his signature genre-defying work, and ambitious, large-scale outdoor events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

AND BETTER STILL…..

Eden Court are offering a ‘Pay What You Can’ deal

Out of This World has been receiving rave reviews and Eden Court would like to enable as many people as possible to experience this world-class theatre show. Eden Court CEO Colin Marr says;

‘The show isn’t a straightforward drama or play, it’s part drama, part visual spectacular, part physical theatre and being able to bring something so different here to Eden Court is really exciting. We don’t have access to enough of this type of work and we simply want as many people as possible to experience it. Above all though, what we’re really excited about is appealing to people who’ve never been to the theatre before so that they can see first- hand how incredible and diverse it can be. If Out of This World is the first thing you ever see in a theatre then we are supremely confident a lifelong love of live performance will follow!’

How does Pay What You Can work – Simply book your tickets as normal through the booking link below or by calling Box Office on 01463 234 234. Then after the show go to Box Office and pay what you can – that’s it! Performances are on TUESDAY 16TH AND WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY AT 8PM.

 

We suggest you all get yourselves there!

 

Here’s a trailer if you need any further enticing…

OUT OF THIS WORLD latest teaser from Mark Murphy on Vimeo.

The V-Tol website also has a whole ‘Behind The Scenes’ section so go take a look!

 

http://outofthisworldtour.co.uk/behindthescenes/

 

TEACHER CONGRATS!

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Following on from the AMAZING success of her first published novel, ‘Fir For Luck’, your Drama Teacher Mrs Henderson has only gone and secured a second publishing deal!

‘Punch’ is the name of the new novel, which is set in Victorian Scotland. It follows a boy who seeks refuge with a travelling puppet show after being wrongly accused of causing a fire. It is based on a real blaze which occurred in the Inverness Victorian Market in 1889.

How inspiring it is to be working with, and learning from, such a talented story teller! Congratulations Mrs Henderson!
Check out the article on the BBC News website this morning – link below.