Every child from the age of four to eighteen took part in various different ways.
We discussed Shakespeare and his works and the teachers were amazed at the knowledge of many of our students!
The play which we focused on this year was A Midsummer Night's Dream and we talked about the magical plot, the characters, the physicality of the characters, what the set may look like and how frequently this play is still performed around the world.
Amongst other things, Lower Primary enjoyed warm ups involving fairy kings and queens in magical forests, while Upper Primary worked on improvisations based around dream sequences - all of which produced some remarkable results and the talent and versatility of our students really shone through.
Youth Theatre and Young Actors worked on a brilliant script taken directly from the play, between Hermia and Demetrius, which not only allowed them to rehearse and perform with different members of the group, but also tested their understanding of Shakespeare's language. All of the teachers were treated some wonderful performances worthy of The Globe Theatre!
Many thanks to all of our students for throwing themselves into Shakespeare week with such open-minded enthusiasm, and a very well done to you all!