PSHE drama workshops
Talbot Primary School has formed a strong link with the drama department from Allerton Grange High School over the year.
Talbot Primary School has formed a strong link with the drama department from Allerton Grange High School over the year. Recently, Year 9 pupils (including a number of former pupils) visited school and presented a series of short sketches to our Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils, as part of their on-going assessments.
The themes of these sketches were based around relevant social and emotional issues; for example: worries about going to high school, sending and receiving unpleasant text messages, having no-one to speak to about a problem and being a bystander to bullying.
The head of drama, Rachel Jarmen, visited Talbot six weeks before the event and discussed which social issues would be appropriate for the children to learn about. She then tasked her students to plan, write and prepare these sketches for our pupils. Having older children talk about their experiences gave the shows a level of reality and credibility that other forms of presentation do not always manage. Our pupils watched with rapt attention and the teachers were impressed by the quality of the performances all round. All in all, it was a successful and alternative way of getting the pupils to consider important challenges that they may face in their libes.
A warm thanks to Rachel Jarmen, the drama department at AGHS more widely, the Year 9 pupils themselves and Allerton Grange High School for sharing their photos. Plans are already underway to develop this opportunity next year!
Mr Jude Rivers (Deputy Headteacher)