Shakespeare Week April 2019

Shakespeare Week – 18th to 22nd March 2019

Shakespeare Week is a national event week run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.  As part of their celebrations of The Bard and all things Shakespearean they select 152 schools across the country to receive a free book by Marcia Williams which is then set “free” for others to find and pass on.  This year we were sent “Bravo Mr William Shakespeare”.

Infant School had a Shakespeare Club during the week for some childen from Year 1 and Year 2.  They had the opportunity to look at the book and learn who William Shakespeare was, and then they tried out writing with a goose feather quill pen.  They were surprised at how easy it was to write, but found it a little bit messy!  They also made Tudor ruffs, and looked at pictures of Shakespeare.

They delivered the book to classes so that the other children could look at it and talk about the stories.  “Anthony and Cleopatra” was a favourite!  The race was on to see if the book could travel to as many classes as possible during Shakespeare Week!  It managed to visit all 6 Year 1 and 2 classes during the week and then was delivered to the Junior school site to begin its journey round Years 3 to 6.