Roydon pupils develop a love of Shakespeare

Burnt Mill Academy / Mon 15th Dec 2014 at 11:35am

A LOVE of Shakespeare is being developed in primary school children in Roydon.

Roydon ShakespeareYear 4, 5 and 6 pupils at Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, spent a day at the Globe Theatre, in London.

They took part in workshops based on Romeo and Juliet and got the opportunity to perform on stage with professional actors. They also had a tour of the exhibition and got to look at various artefacts.
Year 4 followed up the trip by giving an assembly at the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust school on Romeo and Juliet.

Sophia Ovonlen, Year 4 teacher, said: “The trip tied in with everything my class has been learning at school. It was a great opportunity for all of the children to see how the plays are put together in a theatre.

“For some, it was the first time they’d been to London and so it was also wonderful for them to see the many famous landmarks around the theatre.”

Headteacher Gill Doyle said: “One year group is studying Shakespeare at the moment, but we wanted to take as many children as we could to experience this historical phenomenon.

“For me, it is so important that children fall in love with Shakespeare at an early age, before they become fearful of the language and lost in the complexity of the stories. Shakespeare’s plays are part of our heritage and it is vital that our children continue to engage with these literary masterpieces.”

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