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”

Ladypool Primary School


In March 2017, thirty three Year 5 children from Ladypool Primary School in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, joined the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust team and became guides for the day.  They guided in the Birthplace and at New Place, teaching national and international visitors, and children from their school about the history of the properties and the life, works and times of William Shakespeare.

Ladypool Primary School “strives to turn out well rounded, curious, articulate, confident and happy individuals” who “do well in everything they do every day”.  The children certainly proved their school’s aims that day.

There are some lovely photos of the day on the school’s website:


"We all had a wonderful time and the children learned so much both about Shakespeare and the times he lived but also about history, research and being information givers to others; it was an invaluable experience." ~ Teacher

"I loved every minute. Very nervous to start with but confident at the end. I was worried in the beginning but then I knew I could do it." ~ Pupil

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