Shakespeare week at St Hilda’s
Week 2 saw St Hilda’s students learning all about one of the most famous people in British history- William Shakespeare. The playwright’s work contributed significantly to the grammar, spelling and vocabulary that we use in modern day English language, so it has certainly been a useful topic to study.
In language lessons, students studied grammar and in project sessions they wrote their own scripts. In the photo, you can just about see a ‘suspicious death’ being acted out behind the grand piano! However, one of the best parts about the Intensive English language programme at St Hilda’s is the excursion link lessons. After spending time learning about William Shakespeare, students then went on an excursion to Stratford-Upon-Avon, his birthplace, and what an interesting day it was!
The day started off with a walk tour of the town, visiting all of the places of interest including the house that Shakespeare was born in, the ‘gaol’ which was a former jail that had a cage outside that kept prisoners (!) and the house that Shakespeare’s daughter, Judith, lived in. Students also had the opportunity to go inside Shakespeare’s home and see the very rooms and gardens that the playwright spent time in! Wow!
After some free-time visiting traditional British shops and stocking up on snacks and drinks in the sunshine, students headed back to St Hilda’s for a relaxed evening in the college gardens.