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Gothic Literature at Strawberry Hill House

The Year 8 pupils travelled to Strawberry Hill House on Wednesday where they enjoyed a tour of the Castle. They experienced Horace Walpole’s gothic ‘gloomth’ firsthand as they relived the plot of The Castle of Toranto. They shifted nervously in the dimly lit corridors, furtively glancing at one another, as our guide told stories of old. Later in the morning, they created comic strips; they were able to dress up and use props to recreate stills in various rooms around the Castle. The pupils are to be commended on their impeccable behaviour and the quality of their questions, responses and general historical knowledge – a thoroughly enjoyable morning for all.