Bronte Sisters Trip
As part of the GCSE English Language and Literature course at the Academy, students study novels by Charlotte and Emily Bronte. To give students further insight into the historical and social context of the novels, the English Department took students to Haworth in Yorkshire where The Bronte sisters lived and wrote all of their classic novels.
Students were taken on a guided walk of the village and surrounding area, to learn about the places and events that inspired the sisters to create such iconic characters as Jane Eyre and Catherine and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. They visited the Parsonage where they lived, wrote and died and paid respects at their memorial in the local church.
Head of the Communications Faculty, Miss Barlow, said "They all had a wonderful time; it is valuable to understand the context of where these inspired characters came from. It is considerably different to landscape of Stoke-on-Trent and it is important to know that when you are analysing the works."