Trips and expeditions

28 March 2024

Lower Sixth Literary Retreat in London

Bea (L6B)

In March, Lower Sixth English students enjoyed a literary escape to London where they explored museums, theatres and places of historical significance to enrich their A level studies and practice their creative writing skills – Bea shares her experience.

We began our trip in the British Library where we enjoyed being able to see the original manuscripts of both Shakespeare and Chaucer, as well as the extraordinary Magna Carta. We then took part in a creative writing workshop before stopping off at the hostel to drop off our bags and then headed back out for a lovely walk in the sun across London.

That evening, following a sociable dinner, we took our seats inside the Sam Wanamaker playhouse to watch a captivating performance of Othello. I think that this was probably the highlight for most of us – the whole play was phenomenal.

The next morning, we packed up our belongings and headed back out onto the streets of London for a walking tour of Bloomsbury, which was jam-packed with information about the infamous Bloomsbury group and included some wonderful renditions of their various pieces of writing.

Our final stop was the production of A Mirror, an enthralling play set in a dystopian state and a brilliant way to end our trip!

Overall, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would like to Mr Muir and Mrs Haines for organising the trip and for making it such a lovely experience.

Bea (L6B)

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