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Year 12 Trip To Shakespeare on Trial

From Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th October, six Year 12 students enjoyed a three-day extravanganza as part of Brunel University London’s Shakespeare on Trial trip, in collaboration with The Globe Theatre and the Royal Courts of Justice. The programme brought literature and the legal system to life by subjecting fully-realised fictional characters to in-depth examination, using Shakespeare’s The Tempest as visual and textual evidence and giving our young people an opportunity to experience both the world of the theatre and the drama and theatricality of the courtroom. The course also provided our students with the opportunity to experience what it would be like to study in a university environment, as well as visiting London’s iconic Royal Courts of Justice. Our students developed their confidence in public speaking and awareness of legal procedure, as well as critical thinking; analysing evidence; ordering ideas; formulating an argument; presenting information concisely, logically and persuasively and using an appropriate tone and register. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the Globe’s performance of The Tempest, the lectures and the mock trial at the Courts.