Year 10 Progress English took a trip, at the start of the new term in January, to the beautiful RSC Theatre in Stratford to see A Christmas Carol – ‘Charles Dickens’ festive tale of redemption and compassion. One of the most loved short stories ever written.’
A Christmas Carol is a chosen text on the AV ‘AQA English Literature’ GCSE syllabus and this group worked hard on activities and resources prior to the show, including a full display board of detailed character analysis during the Autumn term for this topic. Seeing the novella ‘brought to life’ was an exceptional opportunity for our students.
We were very lucky and sat stage side for the performance. One student said – “Miss, this was so good, better than I thought it would be”. It was a joy to see the students so rapt and absorbed in what was a stunning visual spectacle, right before our eyes – it felt as if it were going on all around us. Progress English did the school proud – well done to them all! Many thanks to RSC Theatre Stratford for their generosity and hospitality and also to Mr Marples our super minibus driver!
Mrs S Lune