It’s not every day you get to meet a director or an actor… It’s even rarer to meet someone who is an actor AND a director… But that’s exactly what Year Four did today!
Over the last two weeks, Year Four have been learning about persuasive writing, and, after enjoying the pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk we went to see a couple of weeks ago, Mr Bunyan’s class decided to write letters to the director of the pantomime, George Critchley, to try and persuade him to come and give the children in year four an acting lesson.
As you might be able to guess by now, it worked! George, who also played the role of Silly Billy, was persuaded by the letters we sent him so much that he took time out of his (very) busy schedule to come and share his expertise and give the children in Mr Bunyan’s and Mr Thompson’s classes some of his top acting tips.
After letting the children practise their skills in groups, George then answered some questions that he said were better than some of the ones adults ask him!
We are very grateful to George / Mr Critchley / Silly Billy for coming in and giving the children a really memorable experience, and we will be putting his tips into practice tomorrow when we do a drama lesson of our own!