• We researched British Legends like Robin Hood, King Arthur and Saint George and the Dragon.• We were interested in the Villainous characters in each of these legends.• We shared this knowledge with English classes lower down the school, and they wrote their own legends.• And then…
• Five post-16 students and four Y9’s spent five days in November living with a Finnish family.• The younger students preformed an excellent extract from Oliver Twist, while we gave presentations on our chosen British legends.• But it wasn’t all work; we also went sightseeing, ice skating, bowling and shopping.
There were many tears after this photo was taken
• There are villains in all of history; there will always be people who are intrinsically evil.• And people that are good.• Even in the modern day there can still be heroes and villains, just not the wielding swords type.• Many of the characteristics that we thought of for our characters are possessed by the characters in the international legends – people have not changed.
• Legends are still as relevant today – they teach us about overcoming evil and doing what you can to help others.• But there will always be a divide between those that have and those that don’t. The rich are still (unfortuntaly) seen as superior.• Some things have changed; woman are no longer seen as the ‘damsel in distress’ who need rescuing by a man. But most of all, we are all equal