Today is the day we have all been waiting for in Year 5/6. The day in which we get to showcase our Victorian Extravaganza – Our Creative show with a difference!
Working closely with the Arts Council Wales, on a Lead Creative Schools Project, Year 56 decided that we were going to lead our own learning & learn all about the Victorians in a totally different and adventurous way!
The scene was set, the practitioners were interviewed & the decision to create a Victorian Afternoon Tea Party based upon the life of Sir John Dillwyn Llewelyn was planned. All we had to do now was to apply for our jobs of Researchers, Scriptwriters, Designers, Performers, Craft workers, Models or Technicians.
Over a duration of 8 weeks, as a team we worked closely together to research and write a ‘This is Your Life’ script celebrating the amazing achievements of the Dillwyn Legacy – a Legacy that started on our doorstop.
Developing this further our technical team created PowerPoints, managed the sound effects and controlled the backdrop to the show.
If this wasn’t enough, designers were busy working closely with our practitioner Carys. It was their job to up-cycle costumes inspired by the Victorian Era in preparation for a catwalk show and our super models were rehearsing on the catwalk.
Meanwhile, the craft workers and sellers were researching and sourcing materials to make their own Victorian crafts on a budget! Jams, bookmarks, jewellery, candles, handbags and coasters were on their list of ideas & the end products were amazing!
Working with our practitioner, Emma, the performers were taking on the role of Victorian characters from the historical period and they dramatised the whole event.
All this hard work resulted in a wonderful accumulation of skills & the enthusiasm & passion for the project was most definitely there! This was clearly demonstrated during our final show. Take a look at the end results…and that’s a wrap!