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A Visit To Shakespeare’s Globe

Posted: 28th February 2024

Year 6 took a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe this Tuesday to supplement the work that they had been doing in their English lessons. After meeting our guide, who was an actor and director, we were taken for a talk on the history of the Globe in the courtyard, before entering the theatre itself. We were very lucky to be visiting on the day before a new modern version of Romeo and Juliet was due to premiere, and as a result, we got to watch the actors performing a couple of scenes from the play and heard the orchestra play along too!

After such a treat, we headed down into the workshop space for a Macbeth acting masterclass, where we focussed on status. The children put their new skills into practise by acting out a famous scene, where Macbeth is persuaded by Lady Macbeth to kill King Duncan!

After a lunch break, we took a walk in the sunshine down the Southbank, had a quick stop in Jubilee Gardens’ playground and then finished at Parliament Square. As we passed Big Ben, the bell chimed as the clock struck two – as if it was timed perfectly just for our benefit!

At Parliament Square, we looked at the significant figures who are celebrated, as well as the important buildings surrounding, and linked this to our assembly this week, which was based on our British Values.

 

Categories: Educational Visit

OPEN MORNING FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 

Reserve your place: Open Events | Private Prep School, Essex | Avon House School

 

The morning starts at 9am with refreshments in the School Hall. Mrs Campbell (Headteacher) will host a talk at 9.15am including information on our extended Wraparound Care provision, 30 house free childcare code option as well as Nursery sessional timings. Following the talk, our Year 6 pupils will conduct personal tours of the school. We look forward to seeing you there!