Shakespeare Week 2015

Written by: Peter Henshaw | Published:

It is hoped that as many as one million five to 11-year-olds will take part in next year’s Shakespeare Week, which is planned to run from March 16 to 22.

It is hoped that as many as one million five to 11-year-olds will take part in next year's Shakespeare Week, which is planned to run from March 16 to 22.

The event, which is run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust with funding from Arts Council England, took place for the first time last year and, in preparation for year two, the charity is extending its online provision of free cross-curricular resources for primary school children, including dedicated resources for key stage 1 and a new suite of key stage 2 resources for the autumn term. Plans are also being developed for a nationwide programme of activities for schools and families.

More than 3,000 schools took part in activities during the inaugural week earlier this year with more than a third introducing Shakespeare in classes for the first time as a result of the campaign. The Trust is inviting schools to sign up early for Shakespeare Week 2015 so that teachers can download resources and plan their activities early.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's works and life. The charity runs formal and informal educational programmes.


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