In preparation for our first Annual Town Meeting, here is a set of short clips taken from the life of the London Nautical School Department of English

The students were given 30 minutes to find a location, script and record a modern interpretation of a self-selected scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This is what happened…

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Completed in 30 minutes of class time, this documentary explores the ideas that Baz Luhrmann used to interpret the original script of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in his film Romeo + Juliet.

The class learning sequence this can be associated with can be found here:

Michelle Cannon, film in education theorist and researcher extraordinaire, put together this video capturing moments of the Film in a Day project – a collaboration between The London Nautical School, The Institute of Education and the British Film Institute. To see the films the boys made and their commentary, check their class site at and to read more from a pedagogical point of view, Michelle’s site is a goldmine of reason and an exhortation to put these ideas into


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