Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK

Day Nine – Stratford-Upon-Avon

Today for our 9th day at ISCA, we started out with an early breakfast and then got on our coaches to go to the famous place where William Shakespeare was born, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Upon arriving in the town, we walked by the River Avon as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Our first destination was the Holy Trinity Church, where we learned a bit about its history and saw the place where Shakespeare, his wife and daughter were buried.¬†Fun fact: did you know it is rumoured that Shakespeare’s skull was stolen?? That is the question.

After a quick lunch, we visited Shakespeare”s birthplace, where we learned a bit about his life and his home, including his dad’s glove workshop.

Then we got to look around Stratford-upon-Avon and visit nice shops, many dedicated to its town’s famous writer.¬†Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day as it was very hot today. However, we were still able to enjoy it and learn a lot of interesting facts.

When we got back to Charterhouse, we had some free time and then for dinner we had rice and curry. Later, we had evening activities to choose from such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and more. But some girls from Sutton got together and had a movie night!

And so, after a very exciting day, we went back to our dorms, to enjoy a midsummer’s night, so we can dream of the next day.

Chiari Martu, Lola and Anika