With our visit to Cadbury World planned, we decided that the drama project for the week would be Charlie – the full play, albeit with some cuts! The students arrived on Saturday – so after a quick assessment of their English (and characters), we cast the play on Sunday and rehearsals began on Monday. All the students took part, all learning their lines in time, and it was performed on Friday evening ‘in the round’.
The youngest group were, of course, the Oompa-Loompas, chanting their lines together, and our most advanced German student took on Willy Wonka, with all the others rising to their roles. The result was quite special, needless to say.