Every year, we take part in a performance of a Shakespeare play with other schools in the area as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company associate schools programme. Every two years, we also take a small number of children to Stratford to take part in the National Playmaking Festival. This year’s Shakespeare play was ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Read more about the playmaking festival and view pictures from the event here.
Find out what Class 3 have been up to, below:
Our Shakespeare stars travelled down to Stratford to prepare for their performance of Much Ado About Nothing as part of the playmaking festival. They worked very hard during day 1 and even managed to fit in some sight-seeing too! Our cluster performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on day 2 and were all absolutely fantastic. Pupils represented our school brilliantly and we are so very proud of them!
Our Shakespeare stars, Casey, Ellie and Rosie, have been attending rehearsals after school every week in preparation for their performance in Stratford next month!
After working hard for the past few months, Class 3 performed their section of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. They delivered a great performance and were so confident. They were a credit to themselves and the school!
Practise, practise, practise! Class 3 children are really enjoying practising their play performance. They are developing their understanding of the storyline and thinking about how each of the characters may be feeling in different scenes. Children understood emotions were very high on the wedding day in which Hero was embarrassed at the alter! Class 3 think that Leonato (Hero’s father) must feel very guilty for the way he behaved on the wedding day, so have been writing short letters of apology on his behalf.
So it begins! Children have started learning about the Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing. After some fun warm-up activities, they began exploring the characters by creating freeze frames and trying to guess who each person was.