It is extraordinary to think that a man born more than 450 years ago in England still has such a profound impact on our collective consciousness and on our understanding of the human condition. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and to immerse yourself in his works is one of the great joys of a quality education. As Ben Jonson famously wrote, “Shakespeare was not of an age but for all time”. Earlier this year our Year 7 students enjoyed immersing themselves in Shakespeare’s world as they explored and gained greater appreciation of his works. The Year 7’s (dressed in their drama ‘blacks’) were under the professional guidance of the Shake & Stir Theatre Company as they explored the works and themes of Shakespeare, which will prepare them well for the frequent encounters they will have with the Bard in the years to come. What the Year 7 boys achieved in the week was extraordinary and their performance to an enthusiastic crowd of parents and peers was memorable.