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St. Cenydd Community School

St. Cenydd Community School

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

On Wednesday 3rd May an excited coach full of Year 8 and Year 9 pupils headed off to the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay to enjoy an amazing performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.  The award winning play is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Mark Haddon; a book that Year 9 pupils study.  The play follows the journey of Christopher Boone a fifteen-year-old boy with autism.  Christopher lives with his father, who has told him that his mother, Judy, died two years ago.  The boy discovers the dead body of the neighbour's dog, Wellington, speared by a garden fork.  A search for the dog murderer uncovers a truth that has been kept form Christopher for some time.  The audience see inside the mind of Christopher and begin to realise what life is like for a young person on the autistic spectrum.
All of the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the production which was a spectacle of lights, music and ingenious stage production.   They were mesmerised by the live event and the incredible drama that unfolded in front of them.  One pupil from Year 9 said that watching the play really bought the book and its characters to life.  All pupils returned to the school having thoroughly enjoyed a remarkable and engaging experience.