Clothed in song and dance

25th February 2005 at 00:00
In Chicago, pupils learnt the story of making clothes which combined economics, story-writing and dance. They were introduced to modern dance as they acted out the roles of the different occupations involved.

A storyline they devised then brought in the economics of production - a mistake in the design process meant that the clothes were only available in large sizes, and sales plummeted.

Another lesson involved the dramatisation of biological terms: drama teachers helped to act out the structure of a cell and a biological classification of plants and animals.

At the same time, pupils learnt to conquer their nervousness when speaking in public.

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