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Years 7&8 Theatre Trip - ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’

Last night, thirty-seven 37 Year 7 & 8 students went to Chichester Festival Theatre to see the play of ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’. Many had read the book at KS2 and all had taken part in a pre-trip seminar looking at character and setting.

The students thoroughly enjoyed an excellent adaptation:

"I thought the play was great, and the actors worked really well, considering the shape of the stage! I read the book in KS2 and thought it was great and even though I can’t remember much about it, I think the play was an excellent way to tell the story. I enjoyed how well all the actors portrayed the characters and used little things to make them seem like children, like the bows on socks and pigtails for hairstyles! Thank you to Mrs Bennett for giving us the chance to go!" - Anabel. L

"When I watched 'The Boy at the Back of the Class', I thought it was really amazing and so well done because the actors didn't break character once. I really like the staging and how I could always see them all the time. I think it was much easier to understand than the book because I didn't have to picture things in my head of what they looked like, so I could focus more on the storyline. Therefore, I think 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' was superb, and I would definitely go again." - Kayla .S

"It was fantastic, I was lost for words as to how good it was. I enjoyed all of it. It was too hard to pinpoint an exact part that I enjoyed the most. Thank you for the trip, and thanks Mrs Bennett for the coach! I think it was money well spent!" - Declan .M

"I really enjoyed how it had a very happy ending with Ahmet getting to see his father again, and I really liked how funny it was. (I didn't read the book)." - Cohan .F

"I think the play was brilliant because it really told the story of the book, and we knew what was happening in the play. The facial expressions really told the story to the audience." - Madison .G


Thanks to Mrs Bezant, Mrs Jones, Mrs McCaw, Miss Sprenger and Mrs Wilson for enjoying it with us.
- Mr Bezant, Head of English