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Yr10 students watched a performance of A Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Report by Ms Tunnicliffe

The ten pupils from Year 10 who represented OLCHS at the Standard Chartered bank in the city today acquitted themselves wonderfully well.

The Bank funded a theatre company to perform A Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare to the pupils, who then went on to write their own pieces about the theme of injustice and intolerance in the world today.

Pupil Klaudia Gwiazdowska said,

‘I liked having the chance to express my thoughts through a story, then to come together with actors and directors to hear our stories read. They listened to and valued our views. I realised how intolerance is still a daily problem for many today and that it still affects us deeply.’

Iqbal Khan, director of Shakespeare plays at The Globe, noted, ‘These young people are not angry, but disappointed by the way society views adolescents, who do not realise how powerful their voices are.” Actor Joseph Mawle, from Game of Thrones, reminded us that changing the world begins with changing one’s own behaviour.