Seeking Shakespeare

Duration: 2 hours
Onsite excursion
Stage 4 Stage 5
English

Discover one of the greatest writers of all time. Visit the State Library and uncover the little known, unexplored treasures in our extensive collection.

Details

Discover one of the greatest writers of all time. Visit the beautiful Shakespeare room - one of the hidden treasures of Sydney - explore the stories of Shakespeare, dress in costumes that will bring the Elizabethan era to life and enjoy a drama workshop.

In this 2 hour program students will:

  • explore the exquisite Shakespeare room, built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the poet’s death
  • view rare objects and works from the Shakespeare collection
  • enjoy a drama workshop based on As You Like It
  • record their performance and take it back to school.

Curriculum outcomes

English

EN3-CWT-01 Plans, creates and revises written texts for multiple purposes and audiences through selection of text features, sentence-level grammar, punctuation and word-level language 

EN3-UARL-01 Analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when creating texts 

English

EN4-URB-01 examines and explains how texts represent ideas, experiences and values 

EN4-URC-01 identifies and explains ways of valuing texts and the connections between them 

EN4-ECA-01 creates personal, creative and critical texts for a range of audiences by using linguistic and stylistic conventions of language to express ideas 

English

EN5-URB-01 evaluates how texts represent ideas and experiences, and how they can affirm or challenge values and attitudes 

EN5-URC-01 investigates and explains ways of valuing texts and the relationships between them 

EN5-ECA-01 crafts personal, creative and critical texts for a range of audiences by experimenting with and controlling language forms and features to shape meaning 

Before you visit

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Excursion Summary

Cost

$230 for groups up to 15 and $355 for groups of 16 - 30.

Availability

Weekdays during term time.

Duration

2 hours

Minimum supervision ratio

Kindergarten – Year 2 - 1 adult per 5 students
Year 3 – Year 6 - 1 adult per 10 students
Secondary students - 1 adult per 20 students

State Library of New South Wales

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
+61 292731414