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Newlands pupils perform at the Nuffield Theatre

The Head That Wears a Crown


Pupils from years 5 and 6 performed to a packed Nuffield Theatre on Wednesday 11th March as part of a long term project run by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).


Miss Legg and Mrs Bloomfield have been preparing the children for many months and the efforts of children and teachers paid off in a stunning performance in front of a paying audience in a professional theatre.


Newlands was one of only 7 schools in the Southampton area to work with the RSC on a production based on Henry IV and Henry V called “The Head That Wears a Crown”.


Our children put on a stunning performance and received some of the loudest applause at the end of the play. The parents who attended were so proud of their children.


It has been a wonderful opportunity working directly with members of the RSC. Many new skills have been developed. The children have gained so much from the experience and will have this as a memory to reflect on, probably for the rest of their lives.