Georgie Coles hosted a ‘Paper Birds’ workshop for A level Drama pupils

Georgie Coles, a member of The Paper Birds Theatre Company, came to Gresham’s on February 23rd to host a drama workshop with Year 12 Drama A Level and IB1 Theatre pupils. As A Level pupils, they have chosen to use The Paper Birds as the practitioner for their first performance exam piece exploring the dangers of social media. The workshop was an excellent way of giving all pupils involved an insight into how the theatre company create their plays. It also allowed them to generate scenes and ideas that can help to develop their performance exam piece. In this workshop, they did a wide variety of activities: from choreography, to verbatim by using each other’s opinions on social media and creating a performance using those exact words. With the skills they gained, they made a scene which would work really well in their exam piece. The pupils found The Paper Birds workshop extremely helpful, allowing both A Level and IB pupils to fully engage and further develop their acting skills.