Education outside the classroom... drama students go in search of ritual experiences.
Year 9 drama students have just begun their new "Rituals" unit in class and to start things off with a "bang", they've just been on a cultural trip to visit the Dunedin Chinese Garden. The purpose of their trip — explore the scholar's garden in search of good locations to devise and perform ritual drama in.
After a quick tour of of the garden, the students quickly went off exploring and searching for a performance venue for their group. Students spent around 40 minutes brainstorming, devising, and rehearsing their pieces in different places around the garden.
In a week's time, students will return to the Chinese Garden to take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, and then perform their devised ritual pieces for the rest of the class.