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On Thursday 15th March, both Year 6 classes visited Hackney Library for a workshop on William Shakespeare. This was a trip linked to our heritage project, looking at how our local area has historical links that we can learn about today. The workshop gave an insight into the discovery of ‘The Curtain Theatre’, a playhouse located in Shoreditch. Built in 1577, the theatre was used for a number of Shakespeare’s plays, including Romeo and Juliet. The children read lines from the play, and also got a chance to ‘excavate’ some of the artefacts found at the site which were of historical importance!