School tackles theme

For this year’s annual drama production, the drama department at Shrewsbury High School made the decision to tackle the difficult but extremely topical storyline of refugees. Entitled ‘Odyssey’, the production traced the journey of a child from Syria’s second largest city of Aleppo to the island of Kos in the Mediterranean. The play, which ran over four nights and was just over an hour long played to packed audiences every night and audience members were full of praise for the production.

“We found last night’s performance to be captivating, moving and dynamic,” said audience member Philippa Hall. “It was harrowing but also treated sensitively and delivered in an exceptional way. The girls and staff should get an award for this production, it was brilliant.”
Over £800 was raised through ticket sales, with all proceeds from the production going straight to Save the Children UK. The money raised is enough to pay for an ambulance for a month in Aleppo, helping people to access medical treatment in one of the most dangerous places in the world.

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