Bingley Grammar School

Elizabethan Day

To celebrate our partnership with the RSC we held an Elizabethan Day last week which was once again a huge success.

After concerns about the weather last Monday, we managed to lay on a wonderful event full of drama, art and activities from Shakespearean times.

This was our third Elizabethan Day and our biggest yet inviting over 340 Yr 5 students to join us from local Primary schools.

Drama workshops went on all day with scenes from Macbeth being brought to life. These classes were run by our RSC trained staff aided by our Yr 8 students. The children really engaged with the scenes and their portrayal of the witches was often terrifying!

The children also enjoyed Archery, Fencing, Falconry and a Jousting show bringing Shakespearean times to life.

The Knights of Nottingham put on a great show with fantastic displays of swordsmanship and jousting. The students all got behind the 'good' knight, booing and jeering at the 'bad' knight.

Crossflatts Primary students also worked on an art project with Ms Boyd, our Art Technician, creating a large mural which looks fantastic and is now displayed in school.

The day was a cross curricular success bringing History, English Literature, Drama and Art together celebrating Elizabethan times and Shakespearean plays.

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