What skills were developed?
They developed a number of skills. The first thing each student developed was a detailed understanding of their topic and the key events of the Cold War. Using this knowledge, they were able to develop their team work, leadership and decision making skills. Through the project they also developed a number of performance skills: Verbatim, Immersive and Political Theatre.
What the teacher says
“It gives students a genuine hunger for knowledge. In order to build a play, the actor must become an expert in their world. Using immersive/experiential theatre further highlights the understanding of the themes around the Cold War.”