Megan, Ailish and Chloe’s Evoke Interview with Mrs Lewis One of Queen Anne’s most loved and committed teachers, Mrs Lewis from the Drama department, has left to start a new job as a principal teacher at the start of the new term. We decided to ask her a few questions about her time at the school before she left.
Q: What made you want to become a drama teacher?
A: I never knew I wanted to be a drama teacher because we didn’t have Drama at school but I knew I loved drama and music. When I was studying my degree we had an assessed block on Theatre and Education where I had to teach the Youth Theatre for a series of weeks and I absolutely loved it. It seemed to be something that I was naturally good at so I went on to do my Post Graduate degree in teaching even though that was never the plan.
Q: You have helped out a lot with the school shows over the years. What has been your favourite production and why?
A: I’ve loved working on them all, however, I’m probably most proud of Oliver and The Wiz because they were both such huge challenges. Oliver because it was set in the past, so nothing was easy or straight forward to find such as the costume, props and set. Similarly with The Wiz because it was a fantasy.
Q: Have you enjoyed the responsibilities that you have taken on at Queen Anne High School such as prom and formal?
A: The truth is I have loved organising both of them but it is a very difficult job ensuring everybody pays on time and making sure everything’s organised properly but seeing you have so much fun on the actual events is worth all the hassle.
Q: What has been your favourite moment at Queen Anne High School?
A: I’ve had so many favourite moments but my most recent favourite moment would be that my daughter, Madison, came to see the school show, The Wiz, all three nights and on the last night she got up and took a bow at the end. It was one of my favourite moments because it was two of my favourite things in the world coming together, my daughter and the fact that we produced such a great and successful show.
Q: What will you miss most when you leave?
A: I can’t just name one thing. I’ll miss the Drama department, all the pupils that I’ve had the privilege of teaching and working with on shows and all the staff who have become really close friends over the years. Oh, and I’ll also miss the cheeky wee café bar!
Q: What are you looking forward to most at your new job?
A: The fact that I don’t have to travel more than ten minutes to get to work! That’s the only thing.
Q: Are you going to miss the chickens, Dolly, Dusty and Beyonce?
A: Of course! I’m going to miss them all! I have loved looking after the chickens.
Mrs Lewis will be dearly missed by pupils and staff here at Queen Anne and we wish her the best of luck at her new job.