Year 6 residential in Stratford

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic, cultural experience on their recent trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The adventure began with a trip to Warwick Castle where the girls embarked on a tour, which revealed the history of the castle, and they got to explore the ramparts and towers. They watched an impressive birds of prey display before having a picnic lunch, surrounded by some rather majestic but friendly peacocks! The girls were also introduced to a fabulous display of Tudor costumes. The visit was rounded off with an exciting and energetic explore of the Horrible Histories maze!

In the evening they were lucky enough to go and watch a wonderful adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon. It was truly a heart-warming spectacle and the girls thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly the dancing and singing.

The next morning they returned to the RSC to take part in a drama workshop based on 'A Christmas Carol' and led by some of the company's actors. The girls participated in the activities in their usual energetic and enthusiastic way and they even got to act out a couple of scenes from the production they had watched the night before. It was very exciting!

The trip concluded with tours of three of Shakespeare's family homes. Firstly they discovered his birthplace, where they walked in his footsteps and saw where he was born and grew up. Next was a visit to New Place where the girls found out more about his family life and children.

Finally, the girls had a fascinating tour of Hall's Croft where Shakespeare's daughter Susannah lived with her husband. It really was a rich and valuable experience and the girls will no doubt have taken home many lasting memories with them.