Forty-four ESO second year students of the IES Marquis de Santillana de Torrelavega travel to London this Sunday, November 10, to participate one more year in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the most important youth theater show in the United Kingdom.

It is an appointment already required for this center, since this is its sixth participation since 2014, during which about 200 young Torrelaveguenses have discovered what it means to interpret a play by the English playwright in the British capital, as they have reported from the institute of the capital of Besaya.

The Shakespeare Schools Festival brings each year the figure of the English playwright to about 25,000 students from a thousand British centers and a dozen centers in non-English speaking countries, among which, in addition to the institute of our city, is the IES Antonio Serna de Albatera (Alicante).

In the new edition, the IES Marqués de Santillana group will offer two performances of the play 'Dream of a Summer Night' in the language of Shakespeare before the English public and about thirty relatives.

The performances, which will take place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 at the Albany Theater, are part of a study trip that has a rich program of activities, including a theater workshop with a Shakespeare's Globe actor and a visit guided to the National Gallery by two educators from the London art gallery that will talk with the students and help them discover the hidden secrets in some of the most important paintings in art history.

The program is completed with tourist tours and visits to the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, where they will carry out different activities related to their studies of Natural Sciences or History and a fellowship dinner with the students of the Alicante Institute.

The Marquis of Santillana, who has won two first prizes for good practices in the teaching of foreign languages ​​awarded by the Ministry of Education and the International Bilingual Congress of the University of Cordoba, launched in 2016 an integrated content learning program through English and French with which he intends for his students to reach a B1 level in both languages ​​at the end of ESO.