The High Life by students of Spalding High School
It is part of Spalding High School’s ethos to encourage extra-curricular activity and broaden their academic horizons.
Staff often promote this by arranging trips, book clubs and after-school sessions.
The most recent venture into the academic world was a visit to the National Theatre to watch the play ‘Medea’.
The enthusiasm for this trip is clear as students of the Classics department were invited down to watch the play on Monday, September 1, even before school had officially begun.
And Mrs Jones, Head of Classics, had even arranged a trip to the local South Holland Centre, where there was a live screening on Thursday, September 4, for those who could not attend in London.
Medea follows the story of a wife and mother who is forced to live in exile for the sake of her husband.
Medea’s life is faced with turmoil as her husband then flees, taking her children from her.
Faced with banishment, Medea pleas for one day’s salvation; executing perfect revenge and destroying all her valued possessions.
Eripides’ infamous protagonist was played by Helen McCroy who performed the title role for the first time in the National Theatre’s 50-year history.
Her riveting performance stunned and captivated the students who were utterly astounded by her portrayal.
Special thanks go to Mrs Jones who organised the trip, giving students an unparalleled enrichment into their future studies.
Tackling Shakespeare’s blood-thirsty tragedy
After the success of last year’s performance of Julius Caesar, the drama department are proud to announce the production of Shakespeare’s blood-thirsty tragedy ‘Titus Andronicus’ will be performed at this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival.
The performance will be part of a gala night at the Key Theatre, Peterborough, on Tuesday, October 14, alongside students from other schools who will produce another of Shakespeare’s greats.
The Gifted and Talented students are currently undergoing a rigorous rehearsal schedule in preparation for their piece under the leadership of Mrs Fisk and Mrs Rossi who are contributing their expertise.