Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Performing arts students remember the fallen

Performing arts students at Clarendon Sixth Form College marked Armistice Day with a performance in the college’s Brooke Vincent Theatre.

The show portrayed families, soldiers and children from both world wars and the impact it had on their lives. Act one showed how soldiers adjusted to life in the trenches during the First World War and their correspondence with relatives at home. The second was about the BBC World Service broadcasts during World War Two and included dancing and singing performances.

The level three students were challenged to come up with the ideas and themes for the performance. They researched historical documents and sources to piece together what life would have been like.

Armistice Day is marked every year at 11am on the 11th November, at the time that the First World War officially ended between Great Britain and Germany.

Richard Goodwin, curriculum leader performing arts at Clarendon Sixth Form, said: “I’m very pleased with how the show turned out. The students have worked from start to finish on this project and the end product was fantastic. It really showed what life was like during that time. The show will now be used as part of their assessments for the course and will stand them in good stead for the future.”

Zara Roxburgh, former Glossopdale Community College and current performing arts student at Clarendon Sixth Form, said: “It was great to take part in the show; especially the part where the whole cast sang ‘pack up your troubles’. I learnt so much about the show’s themes and it’s really important that we got across what Armistice Day is all about.”