12 March 2020
As part of their studies on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, Year 7 took part in a Victorian Waxwork Museum. The idea of this event was for the boys to research a famous Victorian who would be represented in a museum. The museum was getting too full, so it was proposed that some waxworks should be melted down to create room for newer waxworks. The boys had to research their famous person and write a persuasive speech stating why they should stay. They also needed to learn this speech, find props and a costume to go with it, as well as creating an A3 information poster. Once the museum opened, the waxworks could only come to life and recite their speech once their ‘button’ was pressed. All of Year 7 did really well, producing some wonderful characters (such as Mrs. Pankhurst, Edison, Scott and Queen Victoria, to name but a few) and their speeches were extremely convincing. Luckily, no one had to be melted down!