Shakespeare Schools Festival
Monday 3 October 2011
"This charity has done more than anybody to jazz up the once-dreary curricular approach to our greatest playwright." - Libby Purves, The Times.
A UK-wide initiative working in partnership with the National Theatre and the National Youth Theatre that challenges the preconception that studying Shakespeare is difficult, dry or dull through a combination of teacher training, workshops and student performance in a local professional theatre.
The aim of the charity is to promote articulacy and through that confidence and empowerment in our young people. Family and friends are invited to celebrate an evening's professional entertainment with four youthful half-hour productions of different Shakespeare plays.
"I love being involved with this production. Before I did this I thought Shakespeare was boring but now I think the stories are incredibly exciting and I love understanding the language." - Student from participating school, 2010.
"What a fantastic organisation. In these times when people seem obsessed with the cost of everything and the value of very little, it was truly inspiring to see local children engaging with Shakespeare and clearly benefiting from the experience" - Parent of participating student, 2010.