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Year 4 compete in an action-packed running race…in slow motion

In year 4’s drama lesson this week they were asked to compete in an improvised running race which took place over a mere 3m distance. The twist was the children needed to complete the race in slow motion. “On your marks…Get set… GO!” but not too fast or you will be disqualified! If a pupil crossed the finish line, they were asked to dramatically act as if it they had lost the race of their life. By focusing intently on stretching and extending every limb, the students will have felt a clear connection to their bodies and to where they were in the space in relation to their rivals. Having this high level of physical connection and spatial awareness is a vital skill for all performers so, out of what was a light-hearted and slightly ridiculous exercise, valuable insight is gained.