Clayesmore Theatre Elections take place
This week members of Clayesmore Theatre, the school’s Drama company, democratically elected their fifth ever Theatre Committee.
Around 80 pupils, all of whom having been involved in Clayesmore Theatre in one way or another this year, gathered in the Peter Burke Theatre to hear pitches from the candidates standing for election. Pupils in Years 10, 11 and 12 were running for the prized roles and every one of them delivered passionate, heartfelt, engaging speeches explaining what they would do if they were chosen to represent the wider Theatre community.
Some spoke about what the Theatre could do to reach out to the local community, others suggested that we run even more social events at various points in the year, or plan even more theatre trips. Many of the candidates commented on how proud they were of the independence and autonomy offered to them within the Theatre, noting that if elected they would aim to take this even further.
After hearing all of the pitches, the students voted for the candidates whose policies they agreed with most. They did this anonymously and electronically using a Google Form, and the whole process lasted approximately 10 minutes. After voting was closed, the out-going Theatre Committee announced who had been voted in and welcomed the five-strong ‘Theatre Committee Elect’ to the stage.
It was a great evening and it once again demonstrated how strong a community we have within the theatre and how passionate the students are about having ownership of it.
Clayesmore Theatre Committee 2019-2020
Artistic Director – Chloe M. – Yr 12
Production Manager – Tom M. – Yr 12
Treasurer – Ben H – Yr 12
Head of Publicity – Eleanor C. – Yr 10
Social Secretary – Emily D. – Yr 11