Popular children’s stories come to life at Burnt Mill Academy

BMA Trinity Arts Award

STUDENTS at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, are bringing popular children’s books such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ to life as part of working towards the Trinity Arts Award.

Working with a partnering school, Little Parndon Primary Academy, also in Harlow, the students of Burnt Mill will be performing their own adaptations of books that the children are currently studying in Literacy.

The Trinity Arts Award is a year-long project-based course, which is an alternative to a GCSE and encourages students to explore the arts.

Speaking of the project, Phil Watson, lead practitioner of Drama said: “To meet the Trinity Arts Award brief, students have had to work independently in teams and plan their own rehearsals. They will get to experience what it is like to perform for real for their young target audience. They have taken on a variety of roles, including actor, director and designer.”

Phil also said: “Its an ambitious project as the books they are studying contain lots of fantasy elements and special effects. Students are making dragon heads, an Iron Man suit and puppets to help them act out the stories.”

The performances will take place on World Book Day, held on March 1.

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