Macbeth – the damaging physical and psychological effects on those who seek power for its own sake.

Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake and still has relevance in today’s political world.

The Complete Works Theatre Company visited Blackburn to perform Macbeth – the play they are studying. The performers faithfully represented the play with an abridged version full of jealousy, sword fighting, rapid costume changes, and of course, nasty witches. Seeing the play performed gave students insight in to understanding Shakespeare’s lines, stage directions and characters – all important for their written analysis of the play.

Year 7 Students Learn the Thrills and Skills of Movie Making 

Year 7 students have been engaged in technical skills-based filming workshops run by our in house Media and Drama specialist – Ms Beckett. Students were shown a range of shot types, camera techniques and were trained in equipment before unleashing their new skills to shoot their horror films.

 

Years 7 and 8 Students Visited by Melbourne Book Institution

For several years, the Little Bookroom, an iconic bookstore in Melbourne,  has collaborated with Year 7 and 8 students to run the Literature Circles program.  The Little Bookroom visited recently with a range of texts covering different genres, skill levels and interests and students have selected a book to use in their Term 3 classes.

 

Students Meet the Author of the Book They are Studying 

Year 8 students were given the wonderful opportunity to talk to  Robert Newton, the author of the book they are currently studying,  His book  Runner  is set in Richmond 1919 and tells the struggles of young Charlie Feehan as he deals with poverty, romance and Squizzy Taylor. Robert entertained students with stories about where he gets his writing inspiration from, and how he fits in his writing practice around his firefighting work

He also gave students a personal preview of  his new book Mr Romanov’s Garden In The Sky,

 

 

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