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St. Louis Branch Shakespeare Competition

The English-Speaking Union of St. Louis hosted a wonderful Saturday morning of young people and Shakespeare on February 4, 2017  at  Fontbonne University! 

Thanks to Joan Falk and Deanna Jent, we were able to meet at Fontbonne University for the annual ESU Shakespeare competition.  Ten area schools sent competitors who inspired all in attendance at their grasp of the language and rhythm of the Bard.  In fact every year, the students seem to get stronger and stronger at performing Shakespeare. 

 

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2017 Walter Hines Page Scholar

The St. Louis Branch of the English-Speaking Union hosted Mr. Peter Hambridge as our 2017 Walter Hines Page Scholar.  Mr. Hambridge currently serves at the Head of Biology and the Joint Head of Science at Parmiter's School in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.  The goal of his visit was to explore strategies that American high schools use to support and encourage students in their pursuit of post-secondary science studies and careers.  He was provided with an informative and tasty tour of St. Louis, spoke about today's technological world at the St. Louis Branch February luncheon, toured four local schools, met with a professor of Educational Leadership at Maryville University, and attended a Saint Louis University basketball game.  

 

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Walter Hines Page Scholar 2017

PETER HAMBRIDGE, M.Ed 
St. Louis Branch ESU 
Walter Hines Page Scholar 2017

"Supporting the Next Generation of Scientists"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cocktails ~ 12:30   Lunch ~ 1:00   
$35 members  ~  $40 guests    


Peter Hambridge is the Joint Head of Science and Head of Biology at Parmiter's School, Hertfordshire UK, where he has taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics to the school's 11-18 year old students. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Newcastle, his Qualified Teacher Status from Middlesex University and his Master of Education degree from the University of Cambridge.

 

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Competition

Please check out the new educational programs being offered to teachers in elementary and middle school and ESU members

We invite all schools serving Grades 9-12 in our area to participate in the 2017 Shakespeare Competition. In this program, high school students nationwide read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in as many as three qualifying stages: school, community (ESU Branch) and national levels. Learn more about the Competition.


 

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Reminder to Teachers

As you prepare your students for the upcoming Shakespeare Competition, please complete your application for the Teachers Learning Abroad grant offered by the St. Louis chapter of English Speaking Union.  This is the chance of a lifetime for powerful, in-residence professional development in the United Kingdom.  Choose from studying for three weeks at Oxford University, Shakespeare's Globe in London, or Edinburgh University.  The St. Louis ESU Chapter will cover the costs up to $5,000 for this incredible experience.  Having been a Teacher Learning Abroad in 2013, I can tell you that it is just magical to be able to sit where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met to peer edit their literary masterpieces or to buy sweets in the shop that was described by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass.  The knowledge I acquired as I studied writing at Exeter College was valuable to not only me but also for my students. 

 

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