Remembrance Concert 2018

Thursday the 8th of November, Culloden Academy hosted a Remembrance concert in the schools theatre with was ran by most of the drama prefects who were involved in many different ways. The Concert was a big success in raising money for charity which is Poppy Scotland . The afternoon showing of the concert was to invited local community and the night showing of the concert was to the paying public to help raise money.

Both concerts went as planned and overall was a lovely night of remembrance. We have some photos of the afternoon performance of the show.

Love Prefects ❤️

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Remembrance Concert 2018

Join us for an evening of Remembrance to commemorate the Centenary of the end of WWI on Thursday the 8th of November at 7pm. Culloden Academy will be hosting an evening of music, poetry and reflections on the years 1914 – 1918 so come along and join us on this journey of remembrance . Tickets are available at the School office or email the school for details.

Hope to see you there

Thanks Prefects 😀

Poppy Pledge

We’re back!

We have had a busy term with great changes happening in the department.  We have a great new team of Prefects and they are ON IT! (introductions to come!) helping with classes, performing with classes and generally keeping things going! Well done team!

The biggest change has been the creation of the Drama Hub.  The team came in late at night and over the in-service days to take an old poorly used space and turn it into a wonderful room where studying and collaboration takes place!

Here below we have a few before and after pictures.  We hope you have a great break and keep your eye out for our new and improved blog over the next few weeks!

Check it out! Below is the before, during and TODAY the new space all decorated for Halloween.

 

PRU HOMEWORK: DUE MON 18TH DEC

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PRACTICE ESSAY – TIMED (1 HOUR)

As an actor, describe five strengths and/or weaknesses of a character in your selected text. (You must use textual references from the play to help you justify your answer.) Explain, in detail, five acting concepts you would use to show these strengths or weaknesses in performance. (These need to be related to the first part of this question.)

Use the PowerPoint below for guidance if you need to –

PRU STRENGTH_WEAKNESS EXAMPLES

PRU HW: MON 27TH NOV

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Your first attempt at linking KNOWLEDGE OF TEXT + ACTING CONCEPTS to a specific SQA QUESTION!

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Here’s your structure, with an example underneath for each…

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ANY PROBLEMS, SEE ME IN CLASS!

NAT 5 SECTION A HELP

Some hints and tips for Section A that you will be completing in class tomorrow…

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QUESTION 1A: Think about a drama you were involved in within the production team. Explain clearly your overall performance concept for the production.

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QUESTION 1B: What range of emotions did you want the audience to have when they were watching the performance? Link specifically to your production role.

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QUESTION 2A: Describe one practical activity you took part in to prepare for this performance. Evaluate the effectiveness of this practical activity.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO REHEARSAL ONLY.

 

QUESTION 2B: Evaluate the effectiveness of your own final performance. Give a minimum of two evaluative comments. If you were in a production role you should include comments on design concepts, mood and atmosphere created and impact on audience.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO PERFORMANCE ONLY.

REPEAT THAT X 4 FOR FULL MARKS!

QUESTION 3A: Think about another person you worked with during the rehearsal process. Outline and evaluate their contribution to the rehearsal process.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO REHEARSAL ONLY.

REPEAT THAT X 4 FOR FULL MARKS!

 

QUESTION 3B: Evaluate the effectiveness of this other person’s final performance. Give a minimum of two evaluative comments. If they were in a production role you may include comments on design concepts, mood and atmosphere created.

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REMEMBER THIS REFERS TO PERFORMANCE ONLY.

REPEAT THAT X 4 FOR FULL MARKS!

 

HIGHER PRU HW: DUE MON 13TH NOV

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This week we are exploring character traits and looking at ANALYSING quotes to support our comments.

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FOLLOW THIS TECHNIQUE TO TRY AND DEVELOP YOUR ANSWER FURTHER;

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YOU NOW HAVE THE DEPTH OF INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A HIGHER ANSWER;

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NB: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE TIME TO WRITE THAT MUCH IN YOUR EXAM!!!

BUT IF WE START WITH THE MOST INFORMATION WE CAN NOW, WE CAN CONDENSE AS WE GO AND BECOME MORE CONCISE.

WE ARE ALSO EQUIPPING OURSELVES WITH EXTRA INFORMATION SHOULD THE EXAM QUESTION NOT BE AS EXPECTED!

DUE DATE: Monday 13th November.

Any questions please see me!

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!!!

 

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 –

acting skills evaluation help sheet

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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.

 

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