The world was a stage when children at one Wimborne school made a sonnet and dance about the world’s most famous playwright.
The Shakespeare Week saw the school turn back the clock to the 17th century when everything went all Shakespearian.
This special event kicked off with a surprise performance from the Stagewise drama and the staff singing ‘Shakespeare Rocks’.
Inspired by that drama, the children were then tasked to act and dance out one of the most famous scenes in A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
And the rest of the week was the stuff dreams are made of.
The children wrote Shakespeare inspired speeches, re-enacted scenes from Romeo and Juliet and made their own puppet shows.
Head of School, Katharine Anstey, said: “To be or not to be in love with Shakespeare was the question we posed our children and the answer was definitely ‘to be’.
“We had a fantastic week introducing our children to the wonderful works of Shakespeare and showing them the magic he created through words.
“What our special week has shown is that you are never too young to start learning about Shakespeare and all our children, from Reception to Year 4, embraced the Bard.”
St John’s First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, Hayeswood First School, Merley First School, St Michael’s Middle School and Witchampton First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015 and all of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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