Anche quest’anno la collaborazione tra la scuola secondaria di San Carlo e il Bell Beyond Theatre ha avuto grande successo. Lo spettacolo “Sherlock Holmes”, un musical, ha catturato gli studenti che per più di un’ora hanno seguito le imprese buffe ed improbabili di una strana coppia Sherlock-Watson e di altri divertentissimi personaggi.
Inglese rigorosamente d’obbligo, ovviamente. I tre giovani attori, madrelingua inglesi, hanno interagito con il pubblico in continuazione, chiedendo partecipazione attiva agli studenti che quindi si sono trasformati ora in ballerini, ora in lettori, oppure in aiutanti investigatori.
Con una scenografia essenziale, cambi di costumi rapidissimi, ottima capacità comunicativa i tre attori hanno interpretato più personaggi, riuscendo a strappare risate continue ai ragazzi di ogni classe. Tutti hanno inoltre apprezzato anche le doti canore di Sherlock, John e Irene che hanno interpretato canzoni molto vicine ai gusti degli adolescenti.
Dopo lo spettacolo, ogni attore ha lavorato con gruppi di studenti presentando giochi interattivi basati su diverse funzioni comunicative: imparare divertendosi era naturalmente la regola principale.
Attività come questa ci confermano che se facciamo capire che la lingua inglese è davvero un mezzo di comunicazione e non solo una serie di noiose regole grammaticali avremo sicuramente studenti più motivati. E insegnanti più sereni.
E ora le impressioni degli allievi, tutte rigorosamente in Inglese….
On Monday 11th March a very funny and interesting show was performed in our secondary school in San Carlo canavese: Sherlock Holmes.
The English actors were really good and it was pleasant to see them act and sing in a great one hour’s show.
We had also the pleasure of doing some activities during the show (dancing, reading, acting), and after it (playing): everyone was involved and we had a lot of fun.
We had a great time and I think this kind of activities should always be planned in school scheduling because it’s a nice way to learn English.
By Benedetta Bruno – 3A
Last week three English guys came to our school, but during the show they were so good that they looked like ten. They acted very well and we had a lot of fun. They were so comic, and we took part into the show, too. The plot, “Sherlock Holmes”, was great, but the best part was the Workshop.
Watching the show and doing the workshop we’ve learnt new words, but the most beautiful thing is that, chatting with the actors after the show, we could understand what people think about Italy, and how’s to live in another part of Europe. It has been a wonderful opportunity of course, and we wish to have the same experience another time.
By Angelica Tempo – 3B
Theatre at school to learn English through emotions!
A project organized by the Bell Beyond Theater Company
By Francesco Togliatti 3C
Our school participated in this interesting initiative coordinated on 11thMarch. Three trained and experienced actors, all native English speakers and specialized in Theater In Education (TIE), set up a real musical complete with scene costumes and audio system for the soundtrack.
All first, second and third grade students took part in the project and had the opportunity to interact with the actors to solve one of Sherlock Homes’ mysterious stories: “The infamous picture of the King”.
In this story, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant John Watson have a new mystery to solve, a really important case involving the King and his reputation.
Holmes and Watson have to use their cunning to destroy all evidence of a selfie that Irene Adler took of the King. In the end, they succeed in their mission through a series of gags and songs.
After the show, the students were divided into three groups and they took part in a number of Theater Activities, a series of educational and recreational games connected to the musical.
Students appreciated this project very much because it gave them the opportunity to explore the English language in a creative manner and at the same time to improve their ability to interact with other people.
We, students, believe that this project is a good basis to organize more Class Theatre initiatives in the future because they represent an excellent opportunity in terms of learning, involvement, enrichment and….fun.
The actors brought a breath of fresh air and fun and with their skills and professionalism they increased the students’ desire to learn and further explore the English language.