Sharing Shakespeare’s Story is part of the Museums and Schools programme and is funded by Arts Council England and the Department for Education. Part of the legacy of the project is the creation of this online exhibition featuring the children’s responses to some of the items in our collections. To view their responses please click on the collection images below, or search for a particular school using the search bar. 

William Shakespeare was an ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who grew up to do extraordinary things. The children taking part in Sharing Shakespeare’s Story have achieved more than they imagined possible when they started the project. As a teacher said of the experience “It is sowing the seeds for children’s cultural, literary and historical experiences and understanding”

Anglesey Primary School

Birmingham

Anglesey Primary School chose 30 Year 6 children to be guides for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  These children from Lozells in Birmingham worked across both the Birthplace and New Place properties.  Our young guides informed pupils from their school as well as visitors from all over the world about the life and times of William Shakespeare.  One of the school’s aims is “to introduce the children to challenging situations, where they can learn to take risks and develop their resilience”, and on this day the children certainly achieved this aim.  They should be incredibly proud of themselves.

"I did it!" ~  Pupil 

"I felt like a real tour guide." ~ Pupil

"They are doing such a good job, you must be so proud!" ~ Visitor 

"The children will never forget this - it is sowing the seeds for their cultural, literary and historical experiences and understanding." ~  Teacher 

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