25th March 2019
On Tuesday 19th March students in Y8-10 attended the premier of MESH Theater's 'The Solider' at the Orchard Tea Rooms in Grantchester, Cambridge. The play was inspired by the life of Rupert Brooke, a solider and famous poet during the First World War. It was performed at the Tea Rooms because it was where the student Brooke was famously a lodger, inspiring his poem "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester".The students enjoyed the performance and were intrigued by the use of minimal props (and performers) throughout the play. David Rich, the National Education Coordinator of the First World War Centenary programme commented that:
'It was a pleasure to have the students of Cambourne at the performance, and the questions they asked the performers at the end showed some really thoughtful responses to the play. The staff and student reflections in the questionnaires are really helpful. The maturity with which your students approached their feedback was quite extraordinary.'