News Feature: Year 7 Trip to The Globe
By Isaac and Ludo
The Best Experience Across The Globe
On 12th October, the Year 7s got to experience one of The Globe’s most classical and intellectual trips - we're talking about the theatre of course! They were taken to see Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. The trip was a momentous success for all and the Year 7s extend a huge thanks to all the staff. They would also love to give thanks to the cast for putting on such an incredible play! It was a refreshing performance for all.
The Globe’s unique theatre, which was rebuilt in the 1990s, was buzzing with a crowd of all kinds of people from many different schools. Since it was Autumn, there was unfortunately an icy wind, but this did not affect the integrity of the play or their enjoyment of it. The cast were enthusiastic and interactive. Tom commented that it was a “Really good play, even if the language was sometimes hard to follow.” However, overall, having such a privilege to be so close to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays really did help to establish a deeper understanding of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and broadened year seven’s literary palette in preparation for their deeper study of the text after Christmas.
It included two extremely exciting performances from the cast that the year seven thoroughly enjoyed. The first was a great band performance and the second of course was A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of the students said that it was fun and existing, and the costumes were cool!
Ms. Wilson, the Head of English, who roganised the trip, said, “Students travelled across the Southbank and were able to see the wonderful sights of St Paul's, the OXO Tower, Waterloo Bridge and The Shard. Once at The Globe, we were greeted by vibrant music as we sat in our seats. During the play, pupils laughed along with the comedic action on display and even got sprayed with water! It was a fantastic afternoon out and we cannot wait to take another group to Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre!”
It was not only teachers that enjoyed the play. One student, Jake, liked it so much he even rated it an 8 out of 10! He said it was, "A once in a life time opportunity and I would love to do it again!" Another student, Philippe, enjoyed the special effects saying, "They where the most amazing thing ever!"
Thank you so much to all of the staff and students involved for representing Bolingbroke Academy so well!