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Stratford Day 2

posted 9 Jun 2016, 15:43 by Deputy Head   [ updated 9 Jun 2016, 16:03 ]

“To be or not to be…” it was never a question for us today – definitely be!

After a wholesome night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, our intrepid adventures set out for a day filled with exciting and interesting activities. The first stop on our adventure was the birthplace of a certain William Shakespeare.  Touring this historic building, children soaked up the heritage and importance of the place then performed in an impromptu play and dance.

 

  
  

We made our way down to the river for our lunchtime cruises. Setting sail, the captain went full steam ahead up the river. The children enjoyed this time to relax and soak up the natural beauty of the area in another glorious sunny summer’s day. Our next stop was the butterfly farm. Entering the tropical butterfly house, we were immediately surrounded by hundreds of brightly coloured, flying flowers fluttering by. Whilst listening to the information about all the different mini-beasts, butterflies gently landed on the children for a closer inspection.

  
  

Back to the hostel for a good feed and short relaxation before heading out for A Midsummer Evening’s Walk. Mr Fletcher enthralled us with a tour of historical landmarks mixed with some spooky tales from Stratford’s slightly darker past. Encompassing the RSC theatre, Shakespeare’s school, second home and final resting place, it really gave the children a feel for the town. Tired but fulfilled, we headed back once again to our lodgings. Before bed time there was just time for a hot chocolate and musical entertainment from Mr Percy and Mr Goodwin. To quote the children “an epic day” was had.

All’s well that ends well.

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