- Written by Mrs C Wyten
This event was held at the Discovery Park, Sandwich and involved a combination of businesses (from robotics to hiring a reindeer), universitities, public services and practical workshops. We took a group of Year nine students in the morning and Year 10 in the afternoon and I am sure that it will have opened their eyes to the career and educational possibilities available to them. The picture shows year 10 pupils outside a ‘Dr Who’ type stall.
‘Musical mad’ students from across the year groups had the opportunity to see Sam Mendes’ lavish production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The larger than life show with stunning sets and visual special effects cost in excess of 4 million to make and finished with Charlie and Willy Wonka riding high above the audience in a stunning glass elevator.
Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and although we arrived back at almost midnight everyone agreed it was one of the best shows ever seen!
The next musical theatre trip will be to see Canterbury Operatic’s production of Sweeney Todd at The Marlowe theatre where yours truly will be appearing on stage! More details to follow soon.