A group of Y6 pupils from Seaton Sluice and Whytrig Middle Schools have been working with The Shakespeare Birth Trust and As Creatives, a drama company to produce scenes telling the story of Romeo and Juliet.  

Pupils also took part in debating workshops delivered by The Noisy Classroom to improve their oracy skills. The debates related to issues that arose in the play. All of the workshops culminated in an event at Whitley Bay Playhouse on 29 January, to which all KS2 children were invited.

The Trust was lucky enough to secure the celebrated author Michael Rosen (of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” fame!) to chair the debate. Children had the opportunity to buy signed copies of his new book, “What’s so special about Shakespeare?”

Thank you to The Shakespeare Birth Trust, As Creatives and The Noisy Classroom for this opportunity to learn about Shakespeare’s work in a fun and creative way.