The Tower Hamlets Spring Youth Gala was held this year at Oxford House Theatre in Bethnal Green. The event is a celebration of cultural dance from primary schools in the borough but we were asked to do something special. A short ‘self devised’ play.

The children were given just one piece of information to start with about a girl who wakes up in the middle of the night at her boarding school to see a hooded figure in the cloistered garden. From this they took control of the production and made up their own play through improvisation and role play. No script was used throughout the process. We ended up with a chilling ghost story which we called “Midnight !”

We are all so proud of Sanjida, Khadija, Eliza, Mehnaz, Syma and Samiuel in Year 6 for their wonderful work and representing our school in the first ever drama piece at the Youth Gala. We can’t wait to do it again!