The force is strong with these pupils
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.