Herries ends school year with Shakespeare celebration

Emma Billingham


A fun way to celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare was enjoyed at Herries School.

Pupils put on an end-of-year performance of Shakespeare Rocks, to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

Jami Castell, director of music and drama, was pleased at how quickly the children took to it.

She said: “Many parents said it was the best one ever with fantastic energy and excellent singing. I was so proud of the children.

“The children absolutely loved the show, although it often took a bit of explaining the jokes in the dialogue, which in many ways are quite sophisticated. Once we started performing it as a whole, with all the children present, it became clear to them what it was all about.”

The children put on two performances on July 7 and 8 to families and friends of the Dean Lane school.

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