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Nurturing a Love of Shakespeare

July 2018

Nurturing a Love of Shakespeare

Photo Caption: Nurture group from left James H, Daniel J, James I, Nicholas W, Kieron H and Callum B.

The Year 8 Nurture group in our school have been working on Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream.' Shakespeare can be quite challenging but the group have been learning about characters, themes and the historical context of the play through art, drama and music.

The group developed artwork on the characters Oberon, Titania and Bottom; this allowed them to develop their creative skills alongside literacy and team working.

Group projects such as this are an excellent way for students to build confidence and resilience, and this is particularly important for students in our nurture group who benefit greatly from the increased level of assurance and courage.

The students have all said that the activities on Shakespeare have helped dramatically with their knowledge and their team working skills. Nicholas W, nurture group member said “I have really loved everything about the Shakespeare project, and I know lots more about A Midsummer Night’s Dream now. This will help me in my English lessons.

Article and photography by Year 12 student, Callum J

King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ