Year 9 inspirational trip to the Globe
At the end of the Summer Term, Year 9 students had the opportunity to visit the Globe Theatre, London. The Globe as we know it today, stands a few hundred yards from its original site. The rebuilding of this iconic building stems from the founding of the Shakespeare's Globe Trust by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker.
For our students, the day involved a tour of the theatre and participation in active workshops.
Here is Greg Carter and Tom Stratton-Brown’s roundup of their visit.
“On July 18 half of Year 9 went to the Globe theatre with the other half visiting the following day. We started off the day with a tour of the Globe and got the chance to see their actors rehearsing and also listened to lots of interest facts.
Afterwards we got involved in a workshop on how Shakespeare uses language. There were acting games which were used as part of a play. Before we had to return back to school there was time to sit in the sun by the Thames to eat our lunch.”
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The Colosseum could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles for a short time as the hypogeum was filled in with mechanisms for other activities. https://t.co/9fADBTYgVs 10:09 AM - 20 Feb 2019
Ancient Romans traveled by land and sea. From earliest times the Romans displayed remarkable skill at building and engineering. They constructed bridges across the river Tiber, aqueducts to supply Rome with water, and sewers to drain the forum and keep the city healthy. https://t.co/vdrFUiSZdf 10:05 AM - 20 Feb 2019