Pen y Dre High School is a Lead Creative School and works with the Arts Council of Wales to place art, dance, drama, music, poetry and song at the heart of our creative curriculum.
In April 2017 the school showcased a performance based on 'dystopian futures'. The script reflected the dystopian unit that Year 9 studied in September and the WW1 poetry unit that followed where they analysed pro and anti war poets.
The performance saw our teachers and pupils working together through creative media to create a haunting and memorable piece using song, music, art, scuplture and puppetry. The performance moved through the school and shocked, excited and questioned in equal measure. If you think of Michael Sheen's The Passion of Christ which was set in Port Talbot, you will get an idea of how movement and place were used in our production.
We thank all of our staff and pupils who gave of their time so generously and our creative practitioners Laurence Allen (theatre and drama- Chainworks productions) and Rob Hill ( lighting, sculptures and puppetry).