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Bard's play time for Claverdon pupils

Children from Claverdon Primary on stage at Warwick Arts Centre
Children from Claverdon Primary on stage at Warwick Arts Centre

CLAVERDON Primary School has recently completed their journey with the Shakespeare Schools Festival — the world’s largest youth drama festival, writes headteacher Kate Gover.

This culminated in a very successful 30-minute production of Romeo and Juliet, using original Shakespearean language, at Warwick Arts Centre on 22nd November.

There were three other Warwickshire schools performing that evening.

The festival itself has 30,000 young people from 1,132 schools involved as either performers, backstage technicians, or student directors.

Claverdon had an acting cast of 30, with two technical pupils involved in creating and implementing the lighting effects for our performance.

Children and staff worked on the project over several months, allocating some time each week to create their version of the play.

All the staff and children enjoyed being involved in the project, it has helped the children grow closer together in the way they work and interact and all have gained confidence.

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