High drama in the corridors

High drama in the corridors

One of the five Birmingham schools involved in the Trojan Horse scandal has decorated its corridors with a drama installation based on British values.

Year 7 pupils at Saltley Academy, formerly Saltley School, created the project with the help of Stan’s Café Theatre Company.

It shows eight scenes from British history, including the discovery of Guy Fawkes’ gun powder plot, the Suffragette movement and the golden jubilee in 2012.

In each scene St George metaphorically slays a dragon that threatens freedom and tolerance.

The installation is used as a teaching resource and shared with the rest of the school and parents, and children from neighbouring schools.

The academy’s head, Peter Weir, said: “We are confident that by challenging our students to create this installation we will stimulate deep learning around themes of British values.

“Working on this project is part of our strategy for making teaching and learning more engaging and for enriching our students’ cultural experience at school.”

Pic: A Saltley Academy student with one of the school’s new British values designs