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”

Gunter Primary School


Gunter Primary School is in Erdington, Birmingham and opened in 1930.  They have children from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 2 (ages 3 to 11 years old).  Gunter Primary has created an atmosphere where children are encouraged to reach their full potential and to value each other.    Their Mission Statement is: “To start our children on the pathway of learning that develops their full potential within school and the wider community”.  Their mission statement has been proven with 30 of their Year 5 pupils becoming guides at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and New Place.  Photographs of the Year 5 children guiding are on their website

Gunter Primary’s School Motto is:  “Strive for excellence”.  From the comments that were received from the children and teachers of the school, as well as from the public (including visitors from all over the world), the school has most certainly live up to its motto.


“The best guides I’ve ever seen” ~ Visitor

“It's great to see the children’s confidence grow and their leadership skills develop.”Teacher

I was nervous this morning but by this afternoon, I was proud of myself.~ Pupil


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