English students have been heading to the Yorkshire Moors to experience the setting which inspired books such as Wuthering Heights. The lower sixth English Literature students went to Haworth Village on the edge of the Pennine Moors made famous by the Bronte sisters who lived there in the nineteenth century.
The sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne and their brother Branwell were very close and they developed their childhood imaginations through the collaborative writing of increasingly complex stories. The purpose of the trip was for the students to learn about the Bronte's lives and to furnish them with contextual information on the novel Wuthering Heights. The students visited the Bronte's former home of the Parsonage which is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum which has become a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, where people can imagine the lives the Brontes lived and to appreciate the main themes and the setting of their novels.
English teacher Mrs Finnigan said the visit offered an excellent insight into the daily lives of the Brontes and she added that the lectures which accompanied the visit will prove very useful for students when they come to write their essays on Wuthering Heights. Student Jordan Johnson commented: "After visiting Howarth, it’s a lot easier to imagine the lives the Brontes lived and to appreciate the main themes and the setting of their novels."