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Shakespeare Day 2019


P7 pupils had the chance to learn all about William Shakespeare through Art, Drama and English during a fun day.

The year group are preparing to transition into S1 in August and the annual event held at Beaton Road helps to prepare the Primary pupils for life at the Senior School.

In the Art Department, P7’s were asked to capture Shakespeare’s character through portraiture using a variety of different materials and technique with some amazing results and the work will now go on display at Beaton Road.

In the Drama Department, the pupils had the chance to learn about courtly dances of Shakespeare’s day. The Pavane was taught to the children by our choreographer and they then got the chance to perform their routine in their costumes.

The English Department offered a range of exciting activities based on the play “Twelfth Night”, including writing letters and creating a “Twelfth Night” tableaux, entering into the minds of the characters through stills from various productions of the play. In the Music Department the pupils enjoyed learning about instruments which were common in Shakespeare’s time and they participated in a group performance lesson using various instruments. The piece was a Pavane from the Capriol Suite, which the classes then recorded at the end of the lesson.

The event was a resounding success and the pupils are looking forward to the next stage of their education.

To see more photographs from the day please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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