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Shakespeare's Anniversary Live (BBC)

Saturday 23rd April 2016 was the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Due to the involvement that St. Michael's previously had with the Royal Shakespeare Company as a 'hub' school for their 'Stand up for Shakespeare' project, we were fortunate to be entered into a 'ballot' for tickets for a special celebration being held at  Shakespeare's Swan Theatre in Stratford -Upon- Avon.  We were delighted to be awarded four tickets (two staff tickets and two for pupils). 

Mrs Hutchinson launched a competition for year 6 pupils to persuade her why they should be selected to accompany the staff members (Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Beddard) to this prestigious star-studded event which was televised live on BBC2. 

The entries were inspiring and Mrs Hutchinson had an extremely difficult time reaching a decision. Finally, it was decided that Farra Nijjar (6B) and Christos Kamenou (6M0 were the worthy winners. 

The evening was unforgettable and St. Michael's were seated within touching distance of the stars (including HRH Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall).Unfortunately, no photos could be taken of the stars during the evening but we were lucky to take a couple of snaps of two actors who formed part of the audience: Andy Sekis (AKA the voice of Gollum in Lord of the Rings) and Lorraine Ashbourne (Jerricho). 

Watch this space for Christos and Farra's reviews of the evening!