Year 8 pupils perform at the School Shakespeare Festival

In November a group of Year 8 pupils performed  'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Donald Roy Theatre in the University of Hull's Gulbenkian Centre.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) is a cultural education charity that uses the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives. We were delighted to be part of this flagship project, the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

 These pupils have been on a thrilling journey over the last few months, from rehearsing in school, to working with SSF theatre professionals in a performance skills workshop. After months of preparation, they performed a 30-minute abridged Shakespeare play in a professional theatre, alongside other local schools. It was an exhilarating night of theatre that celebrated the community, the casts and the power of Shakespeare’s words.

They also performed infront of their peers at the senior school assembly - see video below.  Well done to all pupils who took part and to Mr Birch for organising this event.

appraised by Catherine Johnson

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