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Primary Hamlet

Date Posted: 07/11/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

QE has great links with other schools in the town, including primary schools. Gurney Pease Academy and Mount Pleasant Primary are the latest schools to work with QE and are just embarking on a mini Shakespeare project.

Julie Ashmore, Head of A Level English Literature at QE, explains:

‘Year 6 students from Gurney Pease and Mount Pleasant Primary will spend three Wednesday mornings in College beginning November 6th.  The first part of each morning will be  in the newly built Dance studio bringing the play ‘Hamlet’ to life,  followed by more close reading of the play, research activities in the College’s library and creative writing tasks. I’ve visited both schools and the children are very excited about coming to the College.  They can’t wait to get ‘stuck in’ to Shakespeare!’

Julie has worked closely with Simon Heritage, Deputy Head at Gurney Pease and Rob Goffee, Head of Key Stage 2 at Mount Pleasant,  to ensure that the activities help prepare pupils for their approaching SATS exams whilst encouraging widening participation and enjoyment of Shakespeare. She is delighted that her A Level English Literature students Joe Catterson, Georgia Turnbull and Paige Excell have volunteered to help with the sessions.