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All the World's a Stage

A couple of weeks ago we revealed this years theme to all our Moving On schools so the children would be the first to know their Patina Moving On theme for 2023: All the World's A Stage!

The theme has gone down well with the Yr6s! We've asked them which plays, musicals, pantomimes and performances they'd like in their Parade. They are busy working out their top three and we can't wait to see what they choose!

In the words of the most famous playwright William Shakespeare:

All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.

Then, the whining school-boy with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then, a soldier,

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honour, sudden, and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon's mouth. And then, the justice,

In fair round belly, with a good capon lined,

With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws, and modern instances,

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

(From As You Like It, Jaques, Act 2 Scene 7)

Our wonderful Emma Carlow has created this beautiful logo for the parade.

Check out our teaser video for this years theme:


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