As part of the diploma study programme there exist opportunities to take part in field trips abroad. In December 2016 a group of DP students went to London to explore this magnificent city in relation to two key aspects of their literary studies – the works of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. The group visited The Globe Theatre where they took part in professional workshops led by a theatre director related to their study of Shakespeare’s King Lear. In the evening the group had the pleasure of attending a Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear, starring Sir Anthony Sher, at The Barbican Theatre. The group also had a chance to visit Charles Dickens’s London home at 48, Doughty Street which nowadays is a museum dedicated to his life and works. The students walked all over the city on a walking tour with a guide and experienced a tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The group stayed in Kensington where they could visit Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Mr. Stephen Dewsbury, English Teacher