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AS Students visit Brontë Country

posted 13 Apr 2016, 02:48 by Martin Evans   [ updated 24 Jun 2016, 06:17 by Kingsley Academy ]

On Monday 21st March twenty two AS Film Studies and English Literature students travelled to Haworth Youth Hostel in West Yorkshire to explore the legacy of the world-famous Brontë sisters.

Students had a guided tour of Haworth village and visited the atmospheric Brontë Parsonage where the three sisters lived and wrote.The Brontë Society's Education Officer then delivered lectures on the sisters' lives and interpretations of the AS set text, Wuthering Heights.

Later, students hiked eight miles across desolate moorland to visit the abandoned farmhouse of Top Withins,reputed to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights itself. Here, film students shot the footage for their AS Creative Projects, while English students gathered in the building's rustic mistal to analyse various aspects of the novel.

Year 12 student Khalifa Nassor commented:

"I enjoyed filming very much because the scenery made the film so much better. Being an English Literature student, I also enjoyed learning about how Haworth and the surrounding moors influenced the writing of Wuthering Heights."

It's a  l-o-n-g  way home!