Drama questions rights of ownership

The cast of 'Who Deserves This Land?'  (Lin)
The cast of 'Who Deserves This Land?' (Lin)

Year 10 BTEC Acting Ensemble students at Yarborough Academy performed their first devised piece of drama entitled ‘Who Deserves This Land?’ to a well-supported audience of parents, governors, head teacher and friends of the school.

To prepare for the piece of drama, students researched the human need to stake claim to land and how ‘ownership’ is currently determined.

Seven groups including feuding neighbours, travellers recently evicted from Dale Farm, tribes cast out by ‘the white man’ and a multi-millionaire with money and big ideas all told their stories and why they deserved to own 350 acres of parkland and a stately home.