French Drama Group Visit Transition Year
By Audrey Kane and Sara Turnbull.
Four French actors recently visited the transition year students. They performed a two hour original French play to try show the pupils that learning French can be fun.
The actors arrived at half eleven and invited seven fourth year students to act along side them. The students picked were Rebecca Burke, Judy Mills, Lucy McGuire, Ali O’Shea, Weronika Basaj, Anna Rimmington and Megan Ivers. These students were dressed in traditional French Costumes and were given French scripts to read aloud during the play.
The play was set around a school that would close down if they didn’t get six teachers and twenty thousand euro. The four French actors played a range of parts throughout the play. They changed costumes to represent the different roles they were acting out. Throughout the play the actors involved the audience, raising hysterics from the crowd.
The students and teachers found the play interesting and funny. The girls thought because the play was in French it helped and improved their understanding of the language. Instead of knowing basic greetings such as “Bonjour!” the students now know more advanced French sentence structures such as “Bonjour, tout le monde! Comment ca va?”
The play overall was a success and the year group agree that the present third years will be in for a treat when the French Drama Group return next year.