November 2018

Nov 2018
T2s were transported back to June 1897 and the reign of Queen Victoria via the drama-based presentations and workshops delivered by ‘History Off the Page’. This truly cross-curricular experience rounded off their study of the Victorian era and the children experienced a range of sources including documents, artefacts, pictures and music, to bring to life this colourful period in history. Dressed head to toe in authentic outfits, the T2s were treated to hands-on activities and practical learning through storytelling and role-play. During the morning, the Big Room was transported into a
Nov 2018
This year’s Shakespeare School’s Festival (SSF) performance of The Tempest by members of the Sixth Form was literally ‘out-of-this-world’. Mr Tim Clarke and Ms Drusilla Harris put on a truly cinematic spectacle that brought a breath of fresh air to one of Shakespeare’s most musical and mythical plays. Watching this exhilarating version of The Tempest was almost like watching an intricate painting burst into life. The cast and creative team totally transported the audience to a brand new, exciting world of adventure. Set on a distant planet, in the future, where the women have taken
Nov 2018
The Parents' Association Fireworks Night at St John’s College School always marks the real start of winter and is one of the most splendid displays in the area. This year parents, children and friends came out in large numbers to marvel at the rockets and Catherine Wheels in a cold, clear sky. There is something quite special as a young child to be out late in the dark with your friends. As you looked across the playing fields the air was full of laughter, smoke and glowing bracelets. There was a huge attendance this year and credit goes to all those involved in the organising and
Nov 2018
Form 1 experienced the world of ancient Rome with a Roman Day workshop. The children were transported back to Roman Britain with a recreation of life in the past including role-play, practical activities and hands-on experiences with Roman replica artefacts. The Byron House Big Room became the villa near a Roman occupied town during the 60 AD Boudican revolt where the children were busy working as apprentices, learning, making and trading crafts whilst sharing all the latest gossip as Romano-Britons. The children all took the role of Roman citizens or slaves during the revolt and,