To thine own self be true...
Daisy and Will’s Song and Performance, Winners (Joint), Key Stage Two Schools
WINNERS (Joint) of the Key Stage Two school entry
Who created it?
Daisy, age 9 and Will, age 10
”I am Will and I am ten years-old. I like drama, performing, playing the drums and gaming.”
“I am Daisy and I am nine years-old. I like drama, dance, singing, playing the saxophone and performing.”
Our creative response
Just be yourself
You are you, I am me
We’re all the same just in our different ways
Don’t need to pretend for anyone else - just be yourself.
You may think I’m strange but I’m never gonna change for nobody
You can shine on your own don’t need nobody to tell you
How to love yourself, how to love yourself
Be proud of who you are just be brave and stand out from the crowd
To thine own self be true, to thine own self be true.
About my creative response
Daisy and Will wrote the song together in response to the quote, ‘This above all, to thine own self be true’. They rehearsed it several times before recording it.
“Doing it as a song was fun as we had never played together before. It showed more emotion. It was something that no-one else was doing and meant we could use our skills.”
When have you been ‘true to yourself’?
Daisy has carried on with dancing, singing and drama even though people have not always been kind about her performances.
What is your favourite Shakespeare character or quote?
Will: “Caliban is my favourite character because I played him for our Shakespeare for Schools performance.”
Daisy: “Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing – ‘I wonder that you will still be talking Signor Benedick, nobody marks you.’.”