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Pupils take their own drama to Downing Street.

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But at Redcar and Cleveland Council's latest regulatory committee meeting, councillors voted to reject change of use THE spotlight has well and truly been on number 10 Downing Street in the past few weeks.

But behind the scenes of the world-famous address, eight children had been swotting up on their Shakespeare ready to give a performance of Hamlet to David Cameron, while he was Prime Minister.

The Year 5 pupils from Archibald Primary School, on Ayresome Green Lane, Middlesbrough, were invited to London to take part in workshops on the Shakespeare play inside 10 Downing Street.

Archibald Primary is a lead associate school for the Royal Shakespeare Company and leads a partnership of 10 schools in Middlesbrough.

They are Acklam Grange School, Macmillan Academy, Priory Woods School and Arts College, Abingdon Primary, Acklam Whin Primary, Berwick Hills Primary, Breckon Hill Primary, Newport Primary and Thorntree Primary.

About 160 pupils from these schools took part in a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Acklam Green Centre in June.

"Working with the RSC has been an amazing experience for both the children and staff at Archibald Primary School," said headteacher Anita Jefferies.

"Our collaboration with the RSC learning and performance started in 2012. "Their techniques for bringing text to life with active approaches has been the missing link we needed to improve writing in every year group.

"Shakespeare is now studied in every year group from nursery to Year 6 and staff apply active approaches within their English lessons.

"We attribute our writing attainment to active approaches and are extremely proud that Year 6 this year have achieved 94% at expected standard with 6% at greater depth in writing."

The RSC began working with schools in 2006. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Archibald Primary was invited to attend 10 Downing Street to take part in workshops on Hamlet, meet MPs and have a tour of the building.

The 100 youngsters from across the UK had rehearsed their parts over the past few months and met on the day of the performance.

Mr Cameron welcomed everybody to Number 10 and spent time at the workshops before watching the outdoor performance by the pupils.


| Archibald Primary School pupils with headteacher Anita Jefferies outside 10 Downing Street, above, where they took part in

Shakespeare workshops. The youngsters in London, left, and a scene from an earlier performance at the Acklam Green Centre, below left. The Gazette's previous story on their drama skills, inset top
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 15, 2016
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