At the heart of what we strive to achieve within our community partnerships programs here at Emanuel school is our provision of enriching experiences for both our pupils and the visiting children from our partner primary schools.

On the last Friday of the Spring term, we came up with an idea to run something a bit different within our allocated Friday afternoon slot of Primary Ambitions. Linked to the annual school musical, School of Rock, we combined the Primary Ambitions groups of Drama and Music and Mr Ollie Norton Smith, kindly agreed to put together an interesting selection of activities to introduce the school musical to the primary schools.

All activities were run and led by our enthusiastic Lower Sixth pupils who were excellent in their commanding roles to make sure that each child benefitted from each activity. Fun tasks included interactive games such as Silent shapes, Sorry I’m late, and an interesting dialogue performed by the children where they had to imagine that they were in a room with the world’s worst teacher.

Once the activities were complete, the primary schools were escorted to the Hampden Hall where they listened to some of the most popular songs from School of Rock, rehearsed by our pupils.

What a great way to spend the last session of Primary Ambitions before the Easter holidays and a lovely way for the primary school children to get a real flavour of the exciting Drama opportunities available at Emanuel School.

Mr Barber