In January, a group of Year 5 children took part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Each year, thousands of young people from schools across the country unite in the world’s largest youth drama festival. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to start to engage with Shakespeare and enjoy the thrill of performing in a professional theatre.
During the Autumn Term, the group rehearsed every week and then in January they performed an abridged version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. As well as delivering their lines with confidence and clarity, they showed amazing maturity during the process. It allowed them to work as an ensemble, thus encouraging cooperation and each of them thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.