The Three Little Pigs

A Conversation with Art
Mrs Rachel Dent, Head of School, read to the City Campus children and reflected on the role that reading plays in education, and in our lives.
The Three Little Pigs

At Harrow Beijing, we offer a range of drama programmes and performing opportunities for students from Early Years to Year 13. The annual Lower School musical 'Three Little Pigs' ended up with a great success last week. The wonderful performances once again demonstrated the talents and efforts of Harrow students and made a deep impression on the audience. The Lower School Production of Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs is a musical version based of one of the poems from Roald Dahl’s much-loved collection of Revolting Rhymes. It’s not the same old story, but it is a classic tale with a twist. Lower School children enjoyed the charm of world literature through the musical, and made the characters more vivid with their interpretation.

'This play let me know the story of 'Three Little Pigs' again and helped established a new vision of it.'- Ray W, Year 6

'I cooperated with students from different year groups in this performance. I made many new friends.'- Sylvia X, Year 5

During the preparation for the production, students learned valuable skills:

  • Understanding of the Script - To perform a character vividly requires not only a skilled recitation of the script, but also a deep understanding of the storyline and language.
  • Creativity - Had the opportunity to create and design the sets, costumes, and props.
  • The Creation and Expression of the Role - Learned to use body, expression and language to create a distinct character.
  • Teamwork & Communication - Communicated and cooperated with other classmates to create a perfect scene together.

Playbill Cover Competition

Children participated in the playbill cover competition which not only drew on their infinite imagination, but also integrated their understanding of the play and increased their sense of participation.

Some students' works:

Background Design

In the Lower School Production Design LSA, students studied set design and were inspired by the patterns they found all around them. They took photos to document the patterns and designs that they felt fit into 'The Three Little Pigs'.

Costume Design

The children 'dressed' the characters in costumes of their own design. They used colors and painting to give characters lively images.

'Overall, The Three Little Pigs production was a fun and educational event that benefited students in many ways. It was a hands-on learning experience in the creation of a dramatic production. It helped the students build confidence in front of an audience, improved their public speaking skills, and helped them build resilience and a belief in themselves.'

——Ms Katie Aldrich

      Lower School Specialist Drama Teacher

      Director of Lower School Production 'Three Little Pigs'

Get skills in drama:

Lower School students have Drama class once a week and have the chance through LAMDA and other Drama related LSA's to take their skills further. Lower School Drama focuses on using drama to build skills that students will use in all aspects of their life, such as language, teamwork, observation, focus, vocal development and more. Through play-based drama exercises and hands-on projects like make-up design, character creation, puppets and more students build skills that make them well-rounded learners.