On Saturday 22nd March, Samakee KS2 were invited to attend a daylong drama workshop and competition at St Andrews Sathorn. Five International Schools along with children from:
- St. Andrews International School Green Valley
- St. Andrews International School Sathorn
- St. Andrews International School Samakee
- St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107
- Bangkok Patana School
The goal of the event was two fold, to heighten awareness and interest in drama and to highlight children’s excellence in this area of the curriculum.
The day was broken into four discrete parts:
• The Competition
• Playtimes & meals
During playtimes and meals there was a good opportunity for social interaction with the children from other schools and our children quickly organised their favourite game Kingpin!
For the day’s activities, our children were broken into teams comprising Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 and during the morning the children attended workshops in their groups focusing on, music, dance, magic and acting. Each workshop was 35 minutes long and was led by teachers from the different schools attending. These workshops provided an excellent opportunity for our children to use their creative energy and to build on their confidence as performers.
After lunch, the teams gathered in the hall to find out what their skit would be based on, each team picked a subject from a box and shared the topic with the audience. The skits were to be no more than 10 minutes each and the children and their teachers had one hour to put their skit together.
The topics were:
Year 3 & 4 – Slow service at a restaurant
Year 5 & 6 – A day in the life of a Victorian Workhouse
For the competition portion of the day many parents came to watch and the atmosphere was tense and exciting. The skits presented by the children from the five schools were enormously enjoyable and entertaining and gave the three judges a challenging job. Our two teams were the last to perform, they did an amazing job and we were so proud of them.
In recognition of the children’s talent, creativity and teamwork there were trophies and medals to be won.
To their absolute delight, Years 3 & 4 were awarded the trophy for the ‘Most Creative Skit’ – the performers were: Nut, Gweiling, Home, Lucas, Tin Tin, Bonus, Wit, Britton, Penguin, Jump, Mai and Chino.
The Year 5 & 6 skit was recognised for four individual awards: the performers were: Tonwaan, Jenny, Ick, Hugo, Dan, Hugh, Damion, Neila, Axel, Nont, Arthur and Zaim and the award winners were:
The Most Dramatic Performance – Winner – Nont
The Most Dramtic Performance – Bronze – Jenny
The Most Creatively Expressive Performance – Bronze – Mai
Best Female Actress – Bronze – Neila
Many congratulations to all our young performers, you were all amazing and a huge thank you to all the staff that gave up their Saturday to make this possible!