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Drama Department Workshops

The Drama department of Mayfield School has been busy sharing expertise, training and theatrical opportunities with local State Schools. It organised and provided two day workshops for local Drama teachers, run by Old Cornelian Rosie Gaston and former member of staff Julie Upton. The participants from Hazelwick School in Crawley, Mid-Kent College, Maidstone, and St Augustine Academy and St Gregory’s School, both in Tunbridge Wells, used the Drama Studio and other school facilities. Sally Gerstmeyer, Head of Drama at Mayfield, commented that the contacts made with colleagues working in other schools and the opportunity to share good practice were very valuable.

Local pupils from Mayfield Primary School were invited to performances throughout the year. They enjoyed the atmospheric and ingenious 3-hander ‘Tales from Anderson’ performed by our ‘A’ level students, which prompted plenty of creative writing back in the classroom. The oldest pupils have been invited to a performance of ‘Lord of the Flies’ with an all-female cast, similar to the controversial Theatre Clwyd/Sherman Theatre production earlier in the year.