Slindon College pupils celebrated a decade of Drama at the school by performing the annual promenade play in the school grounds to a rapturous audience

Pupils at Slindon College recently celebrated ten years of Drama at the school by performing their annual outside promenade play. An enthusiastic audience were treated to a spellbinding performance from pupils. Head of Drama Glyn Bentley, says: “As always, I am immensely proud of the pupils, and never fail to be amazed by their hard work, talent and teamwork.

“They have combated numerous personal challenges both socially and technically and have created something magical and memorable, he adds. “The bad weather we experienced on the day could not dampen the spirits of our audience as they were taken on a ‘magical’ tour of our National Trust grounds in what has proven to be our most immersive and successful play yet.”

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The audience were taken on a journey around the campus for Slindon College’s annual promenade play

The audience were taken on a journey on foot around the school grounds set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, with each scene in a different location as the story panned out. The 23 Slindon College pupils making up the cast had been preparing for the show in their own time since January, with all hands on deck from College staff in recent weeks too, in order to create props, costumes and set pieces within DT and Art lessons.

Slindon College is a boys’ day and boarding school that provides a specialist learning environment and highly individualised education to pupils from Year 4 through to Sixth Form. Strong pastoral care and small class sizes are designed to ensure pupils thrive. Many pupils at Slindon College have moderate learning difficulties, mainly in the area of cognition and learning. The school is passionate about the importance of the individual and removing learning barriers.

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Further reading: Abingdon House School on the importance of the arts