Friday, 24 January 2014 06:17


It was ‘lights, camera, action’ for Year 7 students last week when they filmed a short video as part of their English lesson.

The children have been studying The Magician’s Elephant and were tasked with dramatising a chapter of the book.

It gave pupils the opportunity to explore the text in a different way and, using voice and gesture, develop their understanding of the chapter and its characters.

Written by American author Kate DiCamillo, The Magician’s Elephant follows a young orphan who receives mysterious information from a fortune-teller - his fate is tied to an elephant that has inexplicably fallen from the sky.

Click HERE to see the video.