As part of King Ethelbert’s partnership with the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company), Andrew Dawson (from the Marlowe Theatre) came in to the school, to deliver a drama workshop for year 9 students on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Students have been studying The Merchant of Venice in both English and Drama. Each year 9 form group had a 60 minute session where they devised small scenes from the play to help with their understanding of characters and themes. The aim of the workshop was to encourage students to engage actively with Shakespeare’s work and language. It also prepared students for the visit to The Marlowe to see a performance of the play. Students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions and would like to thank Andrew for his fantastic delivery of the workshop. This was an exciting end to the term for both staff and students and is just the beginning of the many opportunities King Ethelbert’s students will be able to take part in thanks to the RSC partnership.