Students at Kirton's Thomas Middlecott Academy treated to language lesson from Onatti Theatre Company

Students at Kirton’s Thomas Middlecott Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, were enthralled and entertained by Onatti Production’s performance of Mes Chers Voisins.


Two native French actors from the production company took to the stage to perform the French play, which features a humorous collection of storylines involving five teenagers who live on the same street, for Year 8 and 9 Modern Foreign Language students.


Throughout the entertaining performance, students were encouraged to join the actors on stage and participate using relevant French dialect. Students then had the opportunity to speak with actors at the end of the performance and ask them questions in French.


Jonathan Harris, Principal at Thomas Middlecott Academy, said: “This has been a great learning experience for our students.


“Not only have they had the chance to watch such a fantastic performance, but they have also picked up some essential French vocabulary and have been able to participate in thought provoking discussions following the show.”





As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Thomas Middlecott Academy aims to deliver a world-class education for each and every student by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.


Alongside a commitment to academic excellence, the secondary school provides students with a range of inspirational learning opportunities, which aims to inspire every child to be intellectually curious, interested in the broader community and the world in which they live, and keen to absorb and embrace knowledge at every opportunity.