CIRENCESTER Deer Park School celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

To mark the occassion, staff at the school created their own 'Shakespearo' display in the English corridor, and pupils were amazed to discover a combination of life-like and superhero William Shakespeare.

This Shakespeare was surrounded by interesting facts, famous quotes and words introduced to English by playwriter.

A further Shakespeare-themed event took place on Tuesday, April 19, when 46 year seven pupils travelled to Stratford Upon-Avon.

Organised by drama teacher Vito Anzalone, the trip was a joint venture with the English faculty.

Pupils took part in workshops at the Royal Shakespeare Company Education Centre, which focused on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

They enjoyed an exciting tour at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recently reopened theatre and hub.

Pupils watched actors and the director preparing for a new version of ‘Cymbeline' and had a peek at the vast costume hire store.

There was also an additional workshop at the school where students worked with Drama and English teachers looking further at Shakespeare’s text in performance.

A student said they enjoyed the workshops with a professional actress who taught the children skills to develop their acting abilities.

Others were excited about the fact that they were "in a place where David Tennant was just a week before".

Another student enjoyed the backstage tour of the costume room, as it reminded them of when they were younger with many costumes they wanted to try on.