Award-winning teacher Ophelia Vanderpuye opens horizons with learning and technology
Television sitcom and National Theatre thespian Peter Egan was working with the most flexible actors imaginable. The Year 4 and 5 pupils at Oakington Manor Primary School, Wembley, were using his drama workshop to develop their film on bullying. They were thinking and talking about bullying, empathising and role-playing, and sparking the magic and dynamism of the theatre.
But that was just a starter. Peter then went into the radio studio in Ophelia Vanderpuye's cutting edge classroom to be interviewed by three Year 5 girls for a part-scripted, three-way 'conversation' for the Celebrity Corner on the school's radio station. It was as interesting as anything you'll hear on Radio 4.