In the coming weeks Adcote School pupils will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a diverse range of events and activities focussing on ‘the Bard’.

One such activity is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a ‘BBC Learning live lesson’. Around 30 Year 7 girls have been invited to observe a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Birmingham Library on Monday 25th April and delve into Shakespeare’s texts, examining the techniques used by him to convey his vision and by actors and directors to interpret the plays.  This will then be followed by a recording session of their work as ‘Shakespeare Detectives’ which will be transmitted live on the BBC website, starting at 11.00 until 11.30.

The lesson is aimed at Key Stage 3 pupils and invites classes to get involved in hands-on, interactive activities that they can apply to their explorations of Shakespeare in day to day life.  Pupils will explore the use of the shared sonnet, soliloquies and antithesis, devices used in many of his plays. Using a range of scenes and speeches across one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Romeo and Juliet, the lesson introduces fun, engaging activities that students watching remotely can get involved with.

Head of English, Mrs Sally Dale, commented ‘To take part in a performance with the RSC is exciting, rewarding and inspiring, and we are delighted to have been offered the opportunity to participate’.

For further information on the forthcoming Open Days at Adcote School on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May and Saturday 14th May please contact the Admissions Department as follows:

Adcote School for Girls, Little Ness, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 2JY


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