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Shakespeare’s play is bard work!
Thursday 12th April 2018 @ 13:59 by Nigel Skinner
Glossop Glossop Chronicle Hadfield High Peak Hollingworth Schools Tintwistle

The cast of Tintwistle Primary School’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set off to stage the Shakespearean classic.

But the village children’s version wasn’t being played out in a theatre. It was in a muddy, wooded area close to the South Close school, hence the wellies and waterproofs.

The pupils took part in a national event to celebrate Shakespeare Week, aimed to get children more aware of the Bard. It involved pupils making props, choosing a play to perform and hiding a Shakespearean book for someone to find and enjoy.

Teacher Lee Ford said: “We went (to the woods), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the children really enjoyed it.

“They chose A Midsummer Night’s Dream to play and (a copy of)  Macbeth to hide.”

Flowing costumes were out of course, but the young actors made crowns, wands, potions and other props, from what they found in the woods.

They also downloaded and followed a Woodland Trust app to help them enjoy the natural wonders around them while they listened to the bird song.