Roscars are a co-operative event between JKHS, Ross Rotary
and The Phoenix Theatre. The idea of the Roscars is to reward
the 'A' Level drama student's hard work by rewarding what
the judging panel consider the cream of the cream of the
crop with an award.
don't want parents to think that we are in any way disrupting
the A level courses.' Said George Pendlebury of Ross Rotary,
adding, 'It is a long term goal of Rotary to encourage young
people to develop their skills and we think the Roscars
will become a valuable part of that ambition.'
for The Phoenix Theatre Howard Owen said, 'The Phoenix Theatre
is always keen to see the energies of our young people directed
in constructive ways and we feel the Roscars offer an inducement
for anyone that can display drive and commitment.'
Abbott from JKHS added, 'We believe that the Roscars add
something over and above the usual academic studies. It
does not interfere with the examinations and gives the students
something extra to strive for. We hope this will be the
first of many Roscars ceremonies'.
were two year first year A level and one A2 groups competing
for the prizes. The first group performed The Trial by Steven
Berkoff. The second group performed Top Girls by Cary Churchill.
A2 group performed Dancing In The Woods at the school. This
was their own adaptation of the Arthur Miller classic, The
Williams played Reverend Parris Abigail Williams played
Bruna Howells Alice Small played Betty Parris Phoebe Small
played Tituba Teddy Devitt took care of lighting and sound
and Laura Birks designed the set.
pictures on the next page . . .