150th Celebrations Cultural Week : House Plays

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This year saw the re-introduction of House Plays as part of the Annual Cockhouse (Inter-House) Competition at DHS.
On Tuesday 3 May each of the houses presented their play, linked to the theme A Twist in the Tale in the DC Thompson Hall. Leading up to the performances, the boys were not entirely sure whether they bought in to this concept or not; however, the high standard of the plays were somewhat surprising, and provided the audience with great entertainment. Since this is the first time in 15 years that we have encountered these fun plays, the boys were apprehensive, but after a successful evening I am sure that these plays will grow from strength to strength in the years to come, with boys offering assistance willingly.
Each of the houses was managed by an educator. Although the entire process was learner-driven, it was important that they were able to refer to an educator for added assistance. The plays were written and directed by the learners in each house, and this was definitely a learning curve in time management as rehearsal schedules had to be adhered to, and priorities listed.
Special thanks must go to Ms Rikki Hastings from Queensburgh Girls’ High School for adjudicating and taking time out of her very busy schedule to spend the evening with us.
The following certificates were awarded:
Best Costume and Design: LANGLEY
Best Script: BLACKMORE and LANGLEY
Best Dance Piece: BLACKMORE
Best Actor: Nhlakanipho Gumede (SWALES)
BEST PLAY: SWALES
The following points were awarded toward the Cockhouse Competition:
Swales:        12
Blackmore: 10
Langley:        8
Payn:             6
Campbell:     4
Grice:            2
Ms K Smith
M-i-C : House Plays

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