Educational Trip To Stratford-Upon-Avon For International Schools
Birth place of one of England’s greatest playwright, Startford-Upon-Avon takes you back in time and inspires creativity.
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Give the students the best possible introduction to Shakespeare with a RSC workshop that actively introduces the themes, characters and language before seeing a production. Depending on your students’ knowledge of a play, we can offer a first introduction, or a more in-depth insight to the play and creative choices made for this production.
Visit 3 of Shakespeare’s 5 houses: the must see Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the romantic Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s final home called Nash House & New Place, the interesting working Tudor farm of Mary Arden’s Farm and Halls Croft, home of Shakespeare’s daughter.
Tip: For something different, definitely include Mary Arden’s Farm.
Embark on a cruise to explore the river Avon. The audio tour will give you all the information you need to know about the local area and the wildlife living on the river. Beautiful swans often follow the boats and it is your chance to spot coots, tufted ducks, herons and the rare Kingfishers. Students will experience passing through the working locks between the canal basin and the river Avon. The cruise will pass by key landmarks such as the Theatre and the Holy Trinity Church.
Watch a play at the Royal Shakespeare Company and be inspired by Shakespeare’s imagination. RSC productions are renowned all over the world. Depending on the schedule, different plays will be on.
For an authentic learning experience, visit the Shakespeare’s Schoolroom where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become a successful playwright. Find out how he spent his days at school and how he discovered his love for theatre. On the same site you will explore the medieval Guildhall, located in the historical heart of Startford-Upon-Avon. This 600 years old Guildhall is in amazing condition and showcases rare wall paintings. The Holy Trinity Church where you can find Shakespeare’s grave is only a few minutes walks away.
This guided tour will teach students all about theatre and the process of making a play come to life. Find out about the origins of the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as other theatres in Stratford. A guide will take you through various parts of the RSC, some open to the public and some private. Explore production in more depth and be inspired by the fascinating world of theatre.
Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle is located on a bend of the River Avon. Explore this historical landmark and make the most of the activities and shows hosted today on the castle’s grounds. Find out about its origins and how the castle has been restored over the years, preserving key features such as the towers, turrets, interiors and the Great Hall. Daily shows, attractions and exhibits are available as well as on site catering. Students will enjoy this educational yet fun-packed day.