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SoLFest 2017 – Our eighth annual Summer of Arts, Culture and Learning Festival


Throughout the month of July 2017, Green Spring Academy Shoreditch will be celebrating its eighth annual Summer of Arts, Culture and Learning Festival (SoLFest). With a fun-filled and learning-centred programme of trips, events and activities, SoLFest 2017 is set to be yet again another exciting and fulfilling period for our students and staff at the academy.

The aim of SoLFest is to develop students’ learning and skills through an array of creative, engaging and cultural opportunities, involving workshops, tournaments, music and drama, themed days and trips.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been chosen as SoLFest’s headline ‘Shakespeare Day’ event and the commitment shown by students involved in the production has been tremendous.

We look forward to inviting 172 students on our Year 6 primary transition programme to participate in Shakespeare Day. Students will spend a full school day at the academy and take part in a range of descriptive writing workshops inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This year’s SoLFest also presents a unique opportunity for Teach First trainee teachers to become part of the festivities. Thirty three beginning teachers will be observing, assisting and delivering lessons and workshops between 5th and 18th July.

There will be a range of exciting events aimed at Sixth Form students, which include university visits and taster days, and we are delighted to see the return of our highly popular KPMG Employability Workshop.

Other highlights include: a summer concert, an art exhibition, Latin Day and Bastille Day celebrations, various workshops and ‘Education Without Walls’ –  a day of activities providing exceptional learning environments outside of the classroom.  Trips this year include visits to Brighton, Kew Gardens, Cambridge, Hyde Park and many more destinations.

We would like to thank all staff, students and parents/carers for their continued support during SoLFest, which promises to be yet again another great success!

See the full programme of trips, events and activities attached. You can also follow us on Twitter to find out more about our upcoming festivities and look out for more news on the website.