The Year 12 English Literature and Drama trip was a great success. The students had a jam-packed few days in London, taking part in lots of enriching and academically targeted activities. They had a tour of the Globe Theatre, followed by a lively workshop on one their set texts, ‘Othello’. After visiting St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern, the students saw an inventive and dynamic production of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ at the Jacobean-style Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
On the Saturday we visited the stunning and historically significant Banqueting House, as well as the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain. The focus on the Romantic poets studied for A-level continued with a tour of Keats House in Hampstead, along with time at Waterstones bookshop to find some interesting new reading material! Finally, the group watched a pacy and well-performed version of Webster’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’, their other theatre text.
The students were enthusiastic and participatory throughout, and it was a tiring yet truly brilliant visit to the vibrant cultural powerhouse of London.