Stubbington pupils work with Shakespearean actors

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PUPILS at a Stubbington school spent a day working with a group of Shakespearean actors.

The students from Meoncross School invited The Lord Chamberlain’s Men into school for a series of acting workshops and a performance of As You Like It.

As part of their Shakespeare Week celebrations – a series of events themed around Shakespeare and the Tudors – pupils from Year 6 to Year 9 were invited to take part in workshops run by professional actors from the all-male company.

Workshops included discussions about the play as well.

Claire Jepson, head of English, said: ‘It was a marvellous opportunity, as it provided a truly authentic theatrical experience for the pupils, many of whom had never seen an all-male company perform.’

Headteacher Jenny Clough said: ‘We firmly believe in fostering a wide cultural appreciation in the school and enrichment activities, such as these events, are a wonderful way to bring to life important skills and knowledge.’

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