Year 6 were blessed with glorious sunshine for their trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.
After setting off early on Thursday, they arrived at Warwick Castle mid-morning and spent a lovely day exploring the beautiful grounds, climbing the 500 steps of the ramparts and sketching their surroundings (including some very friendly peacocks!)
The girls enjoyed learning about the history of the castle from William I to the present day and admired some of the opulent artefacts. A trip into the gaol confirmed that they would not have liked to be enemies of the King!
They checked into the Youth Hostel and after a quick change and a tasty supper set off to the RSC to enjoy their new musical, ‘The Boy in the Dress’. Many of the girls had read the David Walliams book and all thoroughly enjoyed the show.
On Friday it was back to the RSC for the morning in their rehearsal rooms, exploring themes from Romeo and Juliet with their actors. The practitioners were really impressed by the girl’s knowledge of the play, which they have been studying in English.
The trip ended with a walking tour of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust properties, more sketching and some shopping for souvenirs! They all had wonderful time and certainly learnt lots!