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GSP Shakespeare Festival

Dear Parents/Carers,

  1. child is involved in the Gloucester Schools Partnership (GSP) Shakespeare Festival on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at Gloucester Academy. Please find below all the information you need for this event.

The Festival Explained

  1. GSP Shakespeare Festival is now in its 9th year and this year’s performance is based on the play As You Like It. Each performance involves five schools. Each school has been given a part of the play to perform. To help you understand ‘who is who’ in the play all schools will ensure that the same characters wear the same outfits/accessories.

Our school is performing on Wednesday 14th March 2018. The performance is at Gloucester Academy. We will leave school at 8.30am for a rehearsal with the other 4 schools from 9 – 10.30am. Our performance will be 11am – 12.30pm -we look forward to seeing you there.


Transport To & From Gloucester Academy

A coach will transport the children from school at 8.30 and arrive at Gloucester Academy by 9.00am. Similarly, a coach will collect the children from Gloucester Academy at 1.00pm to return to school for 1.30pm. Therefore, please can you provide your children with a packed lunch, snack and water bottle on this day. Please can I ask that all children arrive in school by 8.15am.



Each school has been allocated 25 tickets. Tickets cost £4 each and include a free programme and free car parking at Gloucester Academy (see information below). If you would like to purchase tickets please complete the attached sheet and return to school with the correct money in a named and sealed envelope clearly stating ‘GSP Shakespeare Festival Tickets’ by Wednesday 21st February 2018. I will know if there are any additional tickets available on Thursday 22nd February. These additional tickets will be distributed to those who requested them but if supply outstrips demand this will be done by lottery.


Parking at Gloucester Academy

Parents and those attending the performance are asked NOT to turn up at Gloucester Academy until 25 minutes before the performance start time. Parking is available for all parents at the Cotswold Road entrance to the school – please use this car park. Once parked, proceed to the school gates – someone will be on duty to let you in. There will be signage at the end of the winding footpath directing you to the Sports Hall entrance. You will wait here until called forward to enter the drama hall.


Permission for Photos and DVD

A professional photographer and videographer will be taking photos and videoing the performance. He needs to know that all parents give their consent for their child to be photographed and videoed. Please complete the form attached and return it to school by Wednesday 21st February 2018. Parents will be able to purchase a video of the performance for £5. If you would like to order a DVD please complete the slip attached. Please note that we will re-issue a letter for DVD orders after the performance.


Yours sincerely,

Mr B. Jones






Please complete and return this form to school by Wednesday 21st February 2018.


Child’s name: __________________________________________ Class: ___________


Please tick:








I would like to purchase 1 ticket and enclose £4








I would like to purchase 1 DVD and enclose £5










If there are extra tickets I would like to purchase additional tickets. I will pay cash upon receipt.


Please delete as appropriate:


I give / do not give permission for my child to be photographed by the GSP photographer.


I give / do not give permission for my child to be videoed by the GSP photographer.




Parent’s name (please print): _________________________________________________


Please sign: _______________________________________________________________


Date: ____________________________________________________________________


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  • Dinglewell,
  • Hucclecote,
  • Gloucester,
  • GL3 3HS,
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