Macbeth at The Grange
Year 5 took their enjoyable learning to another level this week … right up to secondary school!
We were all lucky enough to be invited to the Grange to watch the spectacular show Macbeth that was put on by students. You will be pleased to hear that once again Year 5 surpassed our expectations of behaviour and presented themselves as excellent mascots of Somerford Primary School by following all of our Golden Rules throughout their visit. Thank you 5DC and 5JH!
Macbeth, who is a Scottish general, is the thane of Glamis who is led to wicked thoughts by three witches, especially after their prediction that he will be made thane of Cawdor comes true. Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man, but he is not a honourable one. He is easily tempted into murder to fulfil his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned King of Scotland, he embarks on further violence with increasing ease. Ultimately, Macbeth proves himself better suited to the battlefield than to political intrigue, because he lacks the skills necessary to rule without being a tyrant.
The children were deeply engaged throughout the show due to dancing, singing and marvellous acting, as they were walked through the story of Mcbeth.
Well done to all who was part of the production! In the words of a year 5 child “it was amazing”.