How do I take part?
If you (or your students) would like to take part in #IfIWere then all you have to do is choose your favourite drama text and imagine yourself in the heart of the play. Ask yourself what the storyline would look like if you were. Which character would you be? Where would it take place? How would it differ from the original?
You can either write your version as a 280-character Tweet, 200 words or fewer Facebook post - or record it on video if you prefer – at a maximum length of 45 seconds. Then ask your teacher or parent to help you share your reworked version on social media by tagging @PearsonSchools and using the hashtag #IfIWere. Or you can email your written reimagined story or recorded entry (.mp4, .avi or .mov file – with a maximum file size of 25 MB) to us at email@example.com.
Don’t forget, if you’re under 18, you’ll need your parent or carer’s permission before you share your entry and if you’ve created a recording that includes anyone else under 18 years old – such as friends or family members – they must have permission from their parent or carer too.
You can submit your entries from 09:00 on 1 March 2022 with the winners announced in the Summer term.
There are some amazing drama related prizes up for grabs, not just for participating students but your school too! So what are you waiting for? Grab a pen (or camera), find your voice and express yourself in the lines of your new, reimagined creation.
To get you inspired, we’ve put together a couple of examples:
#IfIWere... Romeo and I met Juliet in London, I’d champion her right to choose her own husband and fight against the stupid family prejudice. I’d do it for love, but also because that’s how things should be.
I wouldn’t feel ashamed of being a single mum #IfIWere Fantine. I would work really hard to build a better life for my daughter Cosette. We’d live in Hastings and we’d walk by the sea every day.
#IfIWere... Simba, my Pride Land would be Syria, overcome by violence, injustice and drought. I would flee to the UK for a better life – but my heart would yearn for home.