Monday 24 July
Teresa: This day went so well. The students were all a little overwhelmed and shy at first, which we had expected. But we haven’t really encountered behavioural issues at this school – though some students have learning difficulties and it’s a culturally diverse community so there are language barriers too. The year 7s were the most enthusiastic, and the year 10s were really focused and smart, and processed a lot of the deeper themes and ideas in Macbeth really well. The teachers were all commenting that we had definitely won the students’ trust early, and they were keen to play with the text. They also said there were quite a few students that were getting involved that would ordinarily be way too shy to get up and do things in front of the class, which was really positive.