Message from Miss Williams
Shakespeare tells us that ‘All the world’s a stage’ and it has absolutely felt that way in the USH English department this week.
On Tuesday we were treated to a fabulous display of shoebox theatre devised by our Year 7 pupils around the theme of Elizabethan England. The evening was indeed declared “a triumph” by Mr Woods. (Please see the article and additional photographs in a feature below.)
On Thursday meanwhile, 40 Year 11 students attended a performance of Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’. The play, directed by the visionary Ivo van Hove, won three Olivier Awards and was aptly timed 11 days before the text would appear in their GCSE English Literature paper. The experience has certainly brought the text to life for our students and built their skills of empathising with the struggles of the protagonists.
Good luck to one and all with Monday’s exam; we only hope you go out there and give it your best shot!Clare Williams