In the beginning of February , Year 6 spent three days in Stratford-upon-Avon with Mrs Cross, Mrs Whiting, Mrs Smith, Miss Bridge and Mrs Williams.
On Wednesday, they travelled by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon. When they arrived, the girls listened to an informative talk about Shakespeare’s life, followed by a tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace. They then checked in to the Stratford Manor Hotel where they had lots of fun exploring their hotel rooms and unpacking, before enjoying a delicious dinner. On Wednesday evening, the girls and the teachers enjoyed a fantastic performance of ’A Christmas Carol’, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The girls were spellbound by the performance, which included some spectacular special effects and their exemplary behaviour meant that they were a real credit to the school.
On Thursday, after a good night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast, the girls travelled to Playbox Theatre in Warwick where they enjoyed taking part in two fantastic workshops based on ‘A Christmas Carol’. One workshop focused on the girls’ drama skills, whilst in the second workshop they learned lots about technical theatre, including sound and lighting. the teachers were particularly impressed by how much the girls remembered from the performance on Wednesday evening and how focused they were during the day. On Thursday evening when they returned to the hotel, everyone enjoyed another lovely meal before the girls worked on their theatre reviews. They then played some games led by Mrs Williams and then took part in Mrs Cross’ brilliant Shakespearean Pop Song Sonnet Quiz!
After another very filling breakfast on Friday, the girls packed their suitcases and checked out of the hotel before visiting New Place and Hall’s Croft. At New Place the girls learnt more about Shakespeare’s life and took part in lots of interactive activities. They enjoyed looking at the magnificent sculptures in the gardens and took lots of photographs. At Hall’s Croft, the girls looked around the property owned by Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna and learned more about life in Tudor and Elizabethan England. Before they set off for home, the girls had yet more lovely food in the delightful Hall’s Croft café.
During their time away, all of the girls were very well-behaved and their politeness and good manners were complimented by numerous people, including the hotel staff and members of the public, both in the hotel and on their excursions. The trip was thoroughly enjoyable and the girls were a real credit to the school and to their parents. We were very proud of them and they should be very proud of themselves for making such a good impression and for behaving in such a mature fashion throughout the trip. Well done, Year 6. all the teachers hope they had as much fun on the trip as they did!