Haworth Trip

Thirty intrepid lower sixth pupils ventured to the Brontës' home in Haworth, now a museum. They enjoyed a day of specialist lectures as well as as time to explore the museum and village. As part of their study of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, the pupils need a solid understanding of the literary and social contexts that created one if the most unusual and powerful novels in the English language, and seeing the real possessions, home and grave of the author and her family illuminated much of what we have discussed in class. The tour of the graveyard and village- with the revelations about the 40000 graves in the tiny site, and the reasons for Haworths appalling eighteenth century infant mortality rate- provided much food for thought.