Year 1 Thespians at Stratford-Upon-Avon

Year 1 spent a great day learning about Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Tuesday 4th June.

During a workshop at William’s birthplace, the children learned about Shakespeare when he was younger and what life was like in Tudor times.  The girls were disappointed that in Tudor times they wouldn’t have gone to school but surprised when they found out that boys would have had a 12 hour day, 6 days a week.

The children learned to write with a quill, designed a glamorous pair of gloves for a rich Tudor, made a horn prayer book, dressed up into Tudor clothing, played with Tudor toys, made Tudor houses, visited Mary Arden’s Farm and produced their very own Shakespeare play on stage!