KES head girl set to make Shakespeare’s Birthday history

KES Headmaster Bennett Carr and Tazmin Chape.

HISTORY will be made at this year’s Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations, when a key role will be in female hands for the first time.

Traditionally the quill ceremony has been led by the KES head boy, but as the school’s first head girl, Tazmin Chape will be taking the honour.

The Year 13 student will receive the quill from ‘Mr Shakespeare’ and carry it to the effigy of the Bard at his grave at Holy Trinity on the Sunday of the Birthday weekend, 28th April.

The placing of the quill was a part of the celebrations until fading away during the 1960s, but was brought back earlier this decade after a chance conversation between RSC artistic director Gregory Doran and KES headmaster Bennet Carr.


For the full story see this week’s Stratford Herald.