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Shakespeare at Spring Brook!

Two classrooms, both alike in their hatred of Shakespeare,
In fair Failsworth, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break new mutiny…

… and what a mutiny it was!


Massive well-done to SBU3 and SBU4 who participated in a ‘War of Words’ Shakespeare-style!



SBU3 represented the house of Montague.



SBU4 represented the house of Capulet.



Both classes have been developing their knowledge of the plot of Romeo and Juliet and its modern-day, gnome-filled reproduction: Gnomeo and Juliet!



The classes have worked to develop their character knowledge before taking on the role of a character within their class family.


In true feuding family style, each pupil created a ream of Shakespearean insults to taunt each other with! They researched the modern-day meanings of these insults before performing in a battle of words, biting their thumbs at the opposing family!

Pupils’ engagement in the Speaking and Listening activity and their prior knowledge of the adjective-noun pairings needed for an effective insult were outstanding!

Fantastic job SBU3 and SBU4!!

👏 👏

Miss Crossley

p.s. Mr Stewart is a green-eyed, lily-livered knave!

…the mutiny lives on!




Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

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M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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