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Globe Robes

Globe RobesInterviewing a costume designer for the Pop Up Globe

Bob points across the room to a massive purple and blue striped farthingale. “So that’s worn with a bum roll underneath,” (another point, this time towards a puffy curved garment relaxing on a rack,) “And you start off with a corset.” Each statement is punctuated by Bob suddenly disappearing between racks of costumes, pointing out each and every undergarment.
“In fact, under the corset goes a smock, then your corset goes on top, then your bum roll, then your farthingale, then your petticoat, then you’d have a top skirt on top, then your doublet -- ” Bob breaks off at this point, wondering if there are such things as female doublets, and if so what are they actually called?
“ -- Then you have your gown on top, and this is super heavy, try this on…”  Bob lifts a velvety black gown (which is usually worn by Maria in Twelfth Night...the play where all female characters are played by men,) off a coat hanger, and I cautiously s…
Activities to do in the Winter Holidays:
1) Make a hot chocolate.
2) Go ice skating.
3) Go to the movies.
4) Read lots of books.
5) Go skiing.
6) Make cheese (dip vegetables or bread) or chocolate fondue (dip marshmallows & fruit)
7) Bake sweet treats.
8) Have a sleepover.
9) Go for walks up mountains or through forests.
1 0) Have a game night with friends or family.
11) Light your fire or BBQ and toast marshmallows over it.
13) Have a cookie making/decorating party.
14) Have an indoor snow ball fight with sock balls or cotton balls.
15) Knit a scarf.
16) Make soup.
17) Have a spa day.
18) Have a movie marathon.
19) Decorate house with paper snowflakes.
20) Learn how to origami.
21) Light scented candles and listen to music.
22) Make a scrapbook.
23) Go for a walk on the beach and make a snowman out of sand.
24) Start a new hobby.
25) Play football, netball or other winter sports with friends or family.
26) Go cycling or mountain biking.
27) Go up the sky tower.
28) Eat ice-cream (bec…

Random thought of the week #1

Random thought of the week

Over the holidays, you are no longer under the restrictions that you would usually be under during school. What does this mean? This means that you can spend TWO WHOLE WEEKS doing WHATEVER YOU WANT (as long as it's legal, and your parents say it's ok). You could choose to spend this time with all your best friends having a great time and creating new memories, or you might choose to spend it by yourself in a secret hide out reading a book that takes you into different universes as your mind travels through dimension and time . . . Or you could try some homework. Whatever you do, remember it is YOUR DECISION! So have an awesomely fantastically fun holiday and stay safe guys😎

Holiday Reads

Holiday Reads
As term 3 draws to a close we have come up with a list of the best books to read during these school holidays:
Fantasy The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Inkheart by Cornelia Funk
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Sci - fi
Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Tiffany Aching by Terry Pratchett
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Eoin Colfer