The Form 3 Radio Play
and Slide-Show Sequence



English was my weakest subject, but in Form 3 we had a rather progressive, but very strict teacher who expected high standards - Mr Christie - and who was particularly interested in the Drama component of the English curriculum.

In Term 1, we did a live play, rehearsed and presented in the Scout Hall. But in Term 2, four groups in the class were to each produce a Radio Play. Then in Term 3, a Slide Show was required with an accompanying and synchronise sound track. This was right up my alley. I hated English, but loved sound, and photography. In addition, we could exploit my father's background in sound recording to produce the best Radio Play and Slide Shows. Which indeed we did.

If anything, these two projects are the only ones undertaken at school that come close to working in a project team as part of one professional career in later life. I think Mr Christie shows much insight and dedication to include this within his English class.

Both the Radio Play, and the Slide show are available for download from this web-site:

Radio Play: Hijack
(1.4 Mbytes - Right-click and select "save target as" to save the file to your PC.) By Stephen Spicer, Michael Richards, Peter Olorenshaw, Richard Duckett, and Andrew (?) Stott.
Assessed 20/25 by Mr Christie.

Slide Sequence: Robbery on Track 13
(5.7 Mbytes - Right-click and select "save target as" to save the file to your PC.)
Assessed 25/30 by Mr Christie.

The format is Quicktime, and you will need a Quicktime player to view the downloaded file. This player is free software.

 

Above: A scene from the Slide show "Robbery on Track 13", 1972.
L to R: Stephen Spicer, Michael Richards, Peter Olorenshaw, Richard
Duckett, and Michael Cockburn (behind).

 


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