written by John Trevellian - performed by Class 7
review by Christine Polyblank, school founder
Beautiful costumes, harmonious music, exciting scenery and lighting, an excellent script and children brimming with confidence – all this and more was enjoyed by the audience attending Class 7’s play ‘The Order of the Heavens’.
The play deals with the personal lives, interests and discoveries of the great astronomers of the Age of Discovery and Exploration, and although they lived between the 16th and 18th centuries, in our play Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Isaac Newton and others have the opportunity of meeting and discussing their observations and conclusions about the movements of the heavenly bodies, and are able to announce to a startled world that the sun, and not the earth, is the centre of our universe.
What a wonderful way of bringing what could be quite dry material to life for our pupils, and their involvement and sheer enjoyment of the subject was there for us to witness.