01 May

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Last week we celebrated Shakespeare Day in style! And how could we not celebrate the man that gave us such witty phrases as: ‘Love is blind’, ‘Good Riddance’, ‘Own Flesh and Blood’ and ‘Green-Eyed Monster’? How could we deny the creator of such pearls of wisdom as ‘This above all: to thine own self be true’ and ‘I say there is no darkness but ignorance’ his due tribute? How could we not appreciate and celebrate the 37 plays still loved, performed and studied and the 154 sonnets attributed to Shakespeare?

‘The Bard of Avon’ and England’s national poet, William Shakespeare is one of the greatest personalities of the 16th century. While his exact date of birth is unknown, Shakespeare is believed to have been born in 1564, sometime before 26 April, when he was baptised. As the playwright died on 23 April 1616, it is on this day that the artist who helped shaped modern English is usually celebrated.

The English department commemorated the day with some Shakespeare related activities both during lessons and at break and lunchtime. During break and lunch time there were Shakespeare trivia quizzes taking place in the corridors and of course the opportunity to have a selfie with the greatest playwright of all time!  Shakespeare bookmarks and other crafts were happening in the LRC and students had the chance to find out which Shakespeare character they were most like by taking part in the multiple choice quiz.

The winners of our Shakespeare trivia quiz were Amirah, Yahya and Mohammed, all in Year 10. Congratulations to them all! Obviously studying Shakespeare throughout their time at Holy Trinity has made them experts in all things Shakespeare!

Special thanks goes to Mrs Smith in the English department for organising the activities and decorating the corridors in honour of Shakespeare.

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