On the 30th May, regional winners of the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, Mark Cardeno, Angel Danford, Kaylem Herbert, Gabriella Kircher and Nerissa Murphy from Geraldine High School, left Geraldine to tackle the Nationals in Wellington against 49 other schools.
We attended workshops, from stage smooching to combat and even one on active listening.
Saturday and Sunday were our performance days. The team, who were eager to perform, gave it 120% and delivered an amazing 15 minute piece from the well-known Shakespeare tragedy ‘Macbeth’ under the direction of Mark.
This was a great experience, one we all will never forget. We have come away learning many new aspects of theatre and Shakespeare, which we will be able to share with other fellow students.
Overall, we are incredibly proud of these students, and our very own Drama teacher Eliza Williams for inspiring these students to work hard and aim for success at such an incredible event. This was the first time that Geraldine had entered the festival, and to get to Nationals was an amazing feat. We hope that this will encourage more students from Geraldine High School to get involved in Drama, and even compete in next year’s competition.
Well done to the team, what a great job!
We would like to say a huge thanks to the following people, as we would never have made it without their support: Geraldine Lions, Geraldine Lioness's, Geraldine High School PTA, Benevolent Trust, Geraldine Super Value, Geraldine Schools Transport Network, Economy Glass Ltd, Anne Williams, Geraldine Arts Trust, our parents and family, and our teachers, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Anne Rawson and Mrs Trudy Sanders.
In the coming week we will be sending out invitations to the above people to join us in a presentation evening where we will be formally thanking you all and a viewing of our performance.
Here is the link to the mashup of Saturdays performances: