Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Year 10 Recreate Lord of the Flies

Taking advantage of the Think Pink day at the end of half term, the already attired Year 10 students took to the trees and foliage of the school grounds to recreate the intimidating environment of their GCSE text, William Golding's Lord of the Flies.


The frightening theme of Trouble in Paradise was clearly represented as civilised values inexorably slipped into savagery on the fictional idyllic island where young schoolboys struggle to survive in an adult less world, following their abandonment in a fictional 1950s war.

Charlie de Gorter, atop a branch, presented the fearsome Jack who 'made one cheek and one eye socket white, then rubbed red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal from right ear to left jaw' whilst his 'sinewy body held up the mask that drew their eyes, appalled and compelled them'. Sofia Bajerova and Stephanie Liney are slightly less scary, below, whilst other bemasked participants complete a sinister improvisation. Year 10 will be presenting further responses to Lord of the Flies at the school's Open Day on 7th November.