Shakespeare Day 2016
This year marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. At Avenue House, both children and staff dressed up as characters from Shakespeare's plays and took part in a variety of activities throughout the day. To begin the day there was a special assembly where Mr Harper told the children all about Shakespeare and Mrs Monteforte and Mrs Gray acted out a part of one of his historical plays, King Henry V. Everyone then sang a rendition of 'Greensleeves'.
Back in their classrooms children enjoyed playing a game of quoits and bowls; made pomanders, using cloves and oranges; learned about Elizabethan money and studied some of Shakespeare's idioms. There was also the opportunity for children to take part in a Tudor Dance workshop in the hall, where Mrs Weller taught them a traditional dance.
All children made a huge effort with their outfits and participated in every activity with enthusiasm. It was an excellent tribute to Shakespeare!