In an exciting addition to the Senior School extra-curricular offer that adds so much to the life of the school, students at St Joseph’s School have been working with drama specialists for 6 weeks to prepare monologues for a entry into the prestigious ISA Shakespeare Monologue competition.
The pupils have been put through their paces to produce dramatic productions from a wide range of the bard of Stratford’s most famous plays, and will be ready to film entries after half term. This week students benefitted from one-to-one coaching sessions, and a filmed dress rehearsal, in preparation for their final pieces. 13 students have been involved from Years 7-11 and the standard has impressed all those fortunate enough to see the pieces as they near completion.
Headteacher Mr Scott said “We are delighted to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity to the students, and to have such talented specialist coaches is of real benefit to the children. I was so impressed with Ella Henry-Brock’s delivery of Juliet’s final speech, it really transported me to gloom of the Capulet tomb. I cannot wait to see all of the final pieces after half term. Well done to all taking part.” This is the first time St Joseph’s have entered the competition, and it has been great to see so many students involved. Best of luck when the winners are announced.