Character Building Drama Challenge

Posted by SJV - Friday 22 May 2020

Mrs Jones has been setting her students challenges every week – and this week’s Friday Fun Day task was to create a lockdown character in one picture using carefully chosen objects. Jasper Sones, 7R, has won the challenge for the second time. Jasper says: “My character is Covid-19, which I know is a bit abstract, but I think is very relevant. The bike lock represents lock down and quarantine; the mirror represents the period of reflection we have all been given; the gratitude journal represents how much we will all really appreciate the simple things in life that we have taken for granted; the ruler represents social distancing; and the glass is deliberately half full or half empty depending on your outlook on things.”

Speaking about Jasper’s photo, Mrs Jones says: “I think you will all agree that his abstract idea is a thoughtful and reflective approach to the task that helps us all to consider how we can tackle our current situation.”

James Usher, 7T, took second place: “On the park bench are the only possessions of Steve,” says James. “Steve lost his job when all the restaurants closed down, and before long he was kicked out of his flat. So he set off to the Highlands with his trusted dog, Benji, as he'd had a tip off that gold had been found in an isolated valley. Sadly, it turned out to be fool’s gold so he headed back to the city. He was camping in a park when Benji slipped his harness. Benji meant more to Steve than any possession, so he left all his things behind to go and search for him. The photo is of the fool’s gold, matches and Swiss army knife for survival in the Highlands and the park. Plus Steve’s last remaining pennies and Benji’s harness.”

Third place went to James Wood, 7B: “My character is Captain Cod. A fisherman and wannabe pirate that is landlocked by lockdown.”

Well done to all who took part.