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”

Erdington Hall Primary School


Key Stage 2 children from Erdington Hall Primary in Birmingham became guides for the day at the town properties of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, New Place and Hall’s Croft.  The children shared information with children from their school, as well as visitors from around the world.  Throughout the experience the children demonstrated that they can ‘achieve high standards of work and behaviour, build good relationships and develop a sense of responsibility’.  All the children were a credit to their school - well done!

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