Year 8 Visit the Theatre

The Unicorn Theatre, based in the heart of London, is one of the best places for young people to go and enjoy a production because of its professional performances and audience participation.

On Friday 9th November, Year 8 visited The Unicorn Theatre to watch David Greig’s inspiring production of ‘Dr. Korczak’s Example’, a play that is based in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942.

The students were able to focus, appreciate and empathise with a complex play based around the tragic events which unfolded in World War 2 and the Holocaust. After the play, the pupils reflected on the horrific theme; one student stated “I was really able to picture how bad it must have been for them”. There was enough time for lunch and to take some pictures by Tower Bridge, which rounded the day off nicely.

It is important to stress that the production was not all negative. Even though the play was set in 1942, the students were still left with a message which is relevant to how we should live our lives in 2012; the importance of respect and that no matter who you are or where you’re from, you are entitled to equal opportunities in life.