Two local schools and a drama group participated in the recent Calverton Shakespeare Festival.
St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School were joined by Sir John Sherbrooke and St Wilfrid’s Youth Drama for the fantastic event.
Ian Bullock, head teacher at St Wilfrid’s, said: “We performed a magical abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“There were confident performances featuring pupils from our year five and year six classes.
“They showed great commitment to rehearsals, giving up countless lunchbreaks and learnt some extremely tricky Shakespearean lines.
“The event was made all the more special by being on a real stage, with theatre lights and sounds, performing to a full room at the village hall.
“I’m sure everyone who came along to watch and support the children will agree that the atmosphere was wonderful and bursting with community spirit. Great work Calverton.”
Meanwhile, children from Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School performed their 30-minute version of The Tempest at the first Calverton Shakespeare Festival.
Emma Essex, head teacher at Sir John Sherbooke, said: “The audience was wowed by the impressive skills of the children, who took on challenging roles in this ambitious event.
“It is anticipated that there will be further opportunities for the young people from these schools and drama groups to join forces to showcase their dramatic talents again.”