“Stars, hide your fires
Let not light see my black
And deep desires…….” – Macbeth
For the last twelve years, Kingham Primary School pupils have had the privilege of studying in-depth and then performing one of William Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Pupils have met dark and complex men such as Macbeth and Hamlet to the often hilarious and incorrigible characters of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado about Nothing.
Catherine Harrison, Year 6 Teaching Assistant asserts “I firmly believe that ALL children, if taught with knowledge and passion, will embrace the words of Shakespeare. There is no ‘dumbing down’ here; we have copious amounts of blood (fake of course!) screams of terror and despair, lovesick heroes and maidens, and plenty of laughter and frivolity.”
Parents are often staggered by the maturity and understanding of the pupils.