This week, Year 11 had the opportunity to visit the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth to support their study of ‘Jane Eyre’ in English Literature.
Pupils explored the house in which the famous literary siblings grew up, which has now been transformed into a museum with many fascinating artefacts including the desk at which ‘Jane Eyre’ was written, and even the sofa on which Emily Bronte reportedly died.
Pupils were given an informative lecture about the context of the novel from the Parsonage’s expert volunteers, and learnt about how Charlotte’s own experiences may have inspired her writing.
To fully experience the world of the Brontes, Year 11 also went walking on the moorland where the Brontes would have spent so many hours walking, and which gave such strong inspiration to ‘Wuthering Heights’.
The November weather provided a suitably atmospheric backdrop to a brilliant day, and Year 11 were a credit to themselves and the school on the trip.