The force is strong with these pupils

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KIDS at Thorpe House dressed up as their favourite film char­ac­ters when they took part in Star Wars Day.

On May 4 film buffs across the world jump on board with an un­of­fi­cial cel­e­bra­tion of all things Star Wars, and Ger­rards Cross young­sters were no dif­fer­ent

Film fan and head­mas­ter Mr Ayres said: “To keep boys in­ter­ested in learn­ing, it’s es­sen­tial you en­gage them in what you are teach­ing, and whilst maths or sci­ence might not be every­one’s cup of tea, you can tailor your lessons in such a way that en­thuses them about a sub­ject that they might oth­er­wise find unin­spir­ing.

“In the run up to May 4, I chal­lenged my staff to come up with ex­cit­ing Star Wars themed lesson plans which they did ad­mirably.

“The feed­back from staff, boys and par­ents has been in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive, so much so that we have al­ready an­nounced Star Wars Day Episode Two.”

The boys de­bated about who was more evil, Darth Vader or Kylo Ren, in French they trans­lated fa­mous Star Wars quotes, dis­cussed why Darth Vader breathes the way he does, looked at the out­comes of breath­ing us­ing respirom­e­ters and talked about the imagery of the Third Re­ich in the Force Awak­ens films.

Mr Ayres held a stop­mo­tion film lesson us­ing his vin­tage fig­ures, PrePrep de­signed space ships and monsters and flew coke bot­tle rock­ets.

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