Eager Preparatory School readers recently lent their support to an ambitious national initiative.
The Year 4 group at Rydal Penrhos were sent a “Wild Book” by organisers of the Shakespeare Book Hunt, which was aiming to be the biggest event of its kind “of all time”.
As part of their contribution to the event, the pupils had to read and sicuss the story before “setting it free” at a venue within the region, and they decided to leave the book at the high-profile Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias Bistro for those using the establishment to enjoy.
They also discussed and investigated a lost Shakespearean word - dissemble (deceive/pretend) – which tied in well with their annual play Macbeth.
This was part of the Shakespeare Week, which is a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early encounters with Shakespeare.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Year 4 group have been absolutely engrossed with the work of Shakespeare in recent weeks thanks to their fantastic performance of Macbeth, and it is great to see their passion and enthusiasm towards as iconic writer who is still as relevant today and had stood the test of time over hundreds of years.
“It is vitally important that Shakespeare’s legendary tales continue to be a prominent part of a child’s education, and events like this do a wonderful job of maintaining interest and further boosting the profile of one of the greatest ever creative minds throughout history.”