Year 8 help celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

As part of Castle Court’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, pupils in Years 7 and 8 have been taking part in a composition competition to create music to be used in the senior school play which takes place on June 30th.  Pupils took inspiration from film clips, art works and extracts from the text of the play.  The main focus for these compositions was Caliban’s speech.  Here is one example of the pieces that will be used during the performance in June.

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,

Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not:

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,

That, if I then had waked after long sleep,

Will make me sleep again, and then, in dreaming,

The clouds methought would open, and show riches

Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked,

I cried to dream again.`

the tempest


Trips, outings and activities

This is the term of trips, outings and activities.  During the term children will camp under the stars, travel to France to spend an adventure week, or visit the sites of the World War Two battlefields, sail in the Purbecks and explore Devon, by both land and sea.  By the time the children leave Castle Court at the end of Year 8 we hope that they will embrace adventure, always give new experiences a try and will understand the importance of creative thought and teamwork outside of a traditional classroom environment.  The first trip of the term is to Corfe Castle to explore both the history and geography of the area.

corfe castle