Drama at Anson
Anson Primary School embraces the Arts. With a large stage, 21st Century lighting rig, top quality sound, adventurous set building and HD recordings (made by the Anson Digital Leaders), the children are given every opportunity to shine.
Teachers as Actors
It’s not just the children who get involved, with members of staff taking to the stage. So far they have performed Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk and A Christmas Carol to packed houses.
The children have many opportunities to be on the stage throughout their time at Anson. Every Friday a different class puts on a short assembly for the whole school. This guarantees at least two chances to be on stage for every pupil in a school year. We also work with groups like Wizard Theatre and Finding the Will to give the children experience and sessions with professional actors. Our work with the Unicorn Theatre is driving drama through the whole curriculum.
On top of this, children perform in singing events, the Talent Quest and musical groups. We light them up and let them shine.
Technology on the Anson Stage
Our large screen and projection allows us to be innovative with backdrops and sets. Some classes use it as a simple Powerpoint backdrop with images and video playing. However, we've also seen flying ghosts, the mummification of Pharaohs and Gummy Bear fights on the screen as part of the shows. This video demonstrates innovative use of technology on the Anson Stage.