Year 7 Theatre Trip: ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ at The Belgrade Theatre

Our Year 7 students enjoyed an enriching trip to The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry to watch ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’. This outing was designed to enhance our pupils’ engagement with reading.

The play, based on Onjali Q. Raúf’s award-winning book, tells the story of Ahmet, a young refugee, and his impact on his new classmates. The themes of friendship, kindness, and acceptance perfectly complemented our reading curriculum.

Our students were captivated by the dynamic performances and engaging storytelling. Seeing the book come to life on stage deepened their understanding and appreciation of the narrative. The innovative set design and powerful music added to the experience.

Overall, the Year 7 trip was a resounding success, enhancing students’ engagement with reading and fostering empathy and understanding. This memorable event highlighted the value of literature and the arts in education.