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Summerwood Primary School Teachers commemorate the "Ides of March"


In modern times, the Ides of March (15 March) is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. He was stabbed to death at a meeting of the Senate. As many as 60 conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, were involved. According to Plutarch, a seer had warned that harm would come to Caesar on the Ides of March.

On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, "Well, the Ides of March are come", implying that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied "Aye, they are come, but they are not gone."[19] This meeting is famously dramatised in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March. (Wikipedia)


On 15 March, Grade 6 and Grade 7 teachers performed a satirical play, Rinse the Blood off my Toga, by Frank Wayne and John Schuster.


The audience, Grade 6 and 7 learners, thoroughly enjoyed seeing their teachers perform a play. The objective of the play was to encourage reading and awareness of famous plays and playwrights.


The initiative to perform this short play was taken by Mr R. Marais, Grade 7 English Home Language teacher.

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