Students from the St Austell Bay area found an alternative way to ‘kill’ some time during the summer holidays, by taking part in a two-day murder mystery workshop at Cornwall College St Austell.
One of the student participants said; “Taking part in the summer school has really lifted my confidence, I loved that I could be myself and not get judged by the way I act”.
A mix of students from the College, Brannel School and other local teenagers put together an intriguing and interactive performance in the Keay Theatre, with the help of acting lecturer Karen Burdon.
Karen was impressed with the level of talent and professionalism that the students displayed; “they all mixed well together and produced a fabulous final piece to be really proud of”.
Carol Moore whose daughter Izzy took part in the workshop said: “it’s been a brilliant experience for Izzy and the others involved”.
She continued “the performance was fantastic and it’s also so great to see the Keay Theatre being used in this way, as it is such a great facility for the community of St Austell.”
Schools Project Manager, Laura Pedlar from Brannel School, brought a group of students for the two-day workshop. Laura said “It was a good opportunity to give them the chance to perform and also to find out more about their options at Cornwall College in the future – all the children got stuck in and the confidence that with they’ve built over the experience has been remarkable”.
At the end of the final performance the audience correctly picked the murderer and the scenario of the murder.