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Year 10s experience Shakespeare’s Globe

A group of Year 10s visited London in April to experience a performance at The Globe Theatre, enhancing their study of Shakespeare’s plays as part of their GCSE in English Literature. The students were lucky enough to watch the opening night of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and they got a real taste of how and where the plays were originally performed. The group really got into the lively ambiance of the open-air theatre, and one of our students ignited the atmosphere brilliantly by encouraging the audience to cheer along.

Year 10s are currently studying ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in their English lessons, so it was fantastic for them to experience the atmosphere of a live performance of Shakespeare.

The group took advantage of being in the capital city, successfully learning how to navigate the busy streets and underground system. They got into small teams and played their own version of ‘Race Across The World’, locating St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge in order to get to the The Globe first. This was brilliant fun and the students really rose to the responsibility, planning routes and checking maps along the way.

The group walked over 40,000 steps during their two days in London, taking in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Number 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. To take a rest from all that walking, they also spent a lovely hour enjoying the sunshine in Regents Park. They also stopped to eat in Borough Market, trying everything from Japanese cuisine to chips! The students even managed to fit in a trip to Madame Tussauds where they absolutely loved having their photos taken with the celebrities.

Mrs Whyte, English teacher, said:

“The students behaved impeccably and we were incredibly proud of how mature they were and the way in which they soaked up the city! Here's to London 2025!!”

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