Using Trestle masks, pupils explore mime and mask work. They learn what makes effective mask work and put this into practice in a range of scenes. We will study history of mime and masks in theatre and the work of Famile Floz.
Assessment: In groups, pupils devise and perform a short mime, using masks to help create characters.
In this unit, we explore the play ‘Chicken’ by Mark Wheeler. Written for young teens, the play’s central theme is Road Safety, so pupils investigate this hard hitting theme, alongside themes of peer pressure and relationships, learning drama and performance techniques along the way.
Assessment: In groups, pupils perform a short scene from the play using techniques taught in class.