Skegness Grammar School students wow the audience with Shakespeare

Monday, November 13, 2017

Students from Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, led the laughter on Thursday night at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, with their interpretation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Students from a range of year groups, from Year 9 to Year 12, have been rehearsing with teacher support from their English teachers for a number of weeks. On Thursday the audience was able to experience the fruits of their labours.  The laughter and applause was particularly strong for Thomas Webster’s Bottom, which he skilfully played with perfect timing.

Jodie Houlston, Subject Improvement Lead for Communications at Skegness Grammar School, said: “Our Trust makes sure we always create outstanding opportunities for our young people to experience the arts first hand. By taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, we have given our young people increased confidence and resilience, skills in collaboration and inclusion, and a rich experience beyond the four walls of the classroom; interacting with other young people from the local community, and exploring the worlds of Shakespeare.”

Heather Scott, Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “It was a genuine privilege to be invited along to Skegness’ Embassy Theatre to see our students performing Shakespeare. They have worked tirelessly to rehearse their performance and I’m immensely proud of what they’ve achieved tonight.”

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, aims to provide every student with a world-class education by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.

Being part of an educational community, sharing ideas and a love of learning is such an important part of a child’s education. Offering a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best is vital to this.

As part of this vision, academies across the network are encouraged to celebrate literature and develop a thirst for learning throughout the year by taking part in national events such as World Book Day.