Date Posted: 16/04/2016

11 April; the week at Read

King Lear

Last Saturday afternoon Eloise Hewson, Thomas Wilburn and myself left a sunny, spring-like Drax headed for Manchester.  Obviously, by the time we got to the dark side of the Pennines it was raining heavily, and Thomas had been the only one with the good sense to bring a coat.  Fortunately, we found a B&M Bargains and bought umbrellas, as it rained incessantly for our whole time there.

The purpose of the trip was to see King Lear at the Royal Exchange, which Eloise and Thomas are studying for A level.  Our seats were just one row from the front, in the stalls, so we got an excellent view of a particularly gruesome blinding of Gloucester.   We were also thrilled that there was real rain in the storm scene.  Being good students of Shakespeare we found lots to discuss: what we liked and did not like about the production; which parts of the text had been cut; which lines the actors had fluffed (the production had only opened earlier that week, and there were a few errors).

We got back to a dry Drax at half past midnight, and are now looking forward to seeing the RSC production of King Lear in Stratford at the end of August.

Helen Hewson

Red Hot Mini-Peppers!


In Food Technology we (Years 3 and 4) made stuffed peppers for the first time this week. We chopped up some seasonal vegetables and mixed them with rice and couscous. We also then sprinkled some cheese on top and baked them in the oven. They came out slightly crispy brown on top and tasted delicious, even if I do say so myself!

Mary Couch - 4LF