Years 7 & 8 Visit The Globe Theatre
On Friday 18th March Years 7 and 8 ventured out to the big city in search of some Shakespeare!
Jumping on the train we headed to the South Bank and wandered towards The Globe Theatre. We had a Workshop booked in the morning, and our guide, Tom, was brilliant. He talked us through the history of the theatre and then we headed to a rehearsal space to get to grips with some of Shakespeare's language. The children poked, prodded, pointed and clung to each other and I saw the language of Shakespeare come alive to them as they enacted the words from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tom acted in the afternoon performance of Twelfth Night so we were really spoilt, actually being able to see him in action.
A pizza lunch fuelled us for the outdoor performance. We huddled on our benches in hats, scarfs and big coats. Then for 2 hours we laughed and stared and sang. As a teacher I got a chance to see the faces of children suddenly seeing that Shakespeare could be fun and clever and perhaps most importantly … understood!