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UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019

UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019

DWS Audio is proud to announce that two of our audio plays have been included in the UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019. One of Our Exercise Books is Missing and Free Fall will be showcased on Thursday 21st March at Café Nero in Canterbury, the venue for this year’s festival. The plays will also be available online via the radio drama festival website, where you can listen and vote for your favourite play. Mr Chappell

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

For National Poetry Day this year, Ms Tibbs hosted a ‘Poetry Breakfast’. Students were encouraged to bring a poem along; one that they love or had written themselves. Students and staff shared the poetry aloud whist quaffing croissants, coffee and other breakfast goodies. Many of the pupils have since asked for another one – a highly enjoyable way to start the day! Ms Tibbs

DWS AUDIO – ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

DWS AUDIO – ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people no longer watch TV.   Or so the latest viewing figures suggest. According to a recent OFCOM report teenagers and young people now spend 40% less time watching the traditional TV schedules than they did seven years ago. And while they may consume ‘television’ content in other ways – notably through services such as YouTube and Netflix – much of the content served up by the subscription video on demand services comprise of American teen dramas. In addition,…

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“It’s all for you” – Othello Re-imagined

“It’s all for you” – Othello Re-imagined

On Wednesday 19th April, ten Year 13 students studying A2 Literature visited the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre for a production of set text, Shakespeare’s Othello. As befitting Shakespearean Tragedy, the performance was not without controversy. The setting, part of the superb Globe Theatre complex, was highly authentic; the entire performance in this very small and intense theatrical space was lit only by candles, as it would have been in Jacobean times when Othello was first performed. Yet the performance began…

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Neal Zetter, Comic Poet, visits Darrick Wood School

Neal Zetter, Comic Poet, visits Darrick Wood School

On Tuesday April 25th a group of 24 pupils from years 7, 8 and 9 were chosen to take part in a workshop alongside Neal Zetter, a comic performance poet. The poetry sessions were designed to boost confidence in pupils who had already shown an interest in poetry and English and to give them further insight into creating and performing poetry. The pupils listened to poems that Neal had written and joined in with the performance of them. They also…

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