Literature and maths stars at Grantham school

Year 10 students from Walton Girls' School and Sixth Form were the cast behind a 30-minute version of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'.
Year 10 students from Walton Girls' School and Sixth Form were the cast behind a 30-minute version of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'.
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Twenty-two students from Walton Girls’ High School and Sixth form have taken part in the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival at Lincoln Drill Hall.

The merry band of players from Year 10 perfomed a 30-minute abridged version of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ after working hard to develop, stage and of course learn those tricky Shakespearean lines.

Students with their certificates after the Junior Mathematical Challenge.

Students with their certificates after the Junior Mathematical Challenge.

Drama teacher Mrs Clayton said: “It was a huge success; the audience response was fantastic, laughing the whole way through. The Shakespeare Schools staff praised the Walton girls for their focus, team work, energy and creativity.

“The girls should be hugely proud of taking a complex Shakespeare text and bringing it to life on a professional stage in such an exciting and engaging way. It was an inspirational experience for all and one I am sure will not be forgotten.”

Meanwhile Years 7 and 8 have shown their maths skills in the Junior Mathematical Challenge. Megan Castell-Smith won a certifcate and best in school, while certificates also went to Grace Goodwin, Charlotte Smith, Elysia Chettle, Lili Hajnal and Bethany Keyte.

Maths teacher Mr Carmichael explained: “The challenges test the reasoning and mental agility which are taken without any special preparation or revision. I am very impressed and proud of the students’ achievements.”