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”

Race Leys Junior School


Year 6 children from Race Leys Junior School in Bedworth did a superb job of guiding at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and New Place.  The boys and girls were great ambassadors both of their school and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  The school prides itself on children who are “stimulated, encouraged and challenged to develop their individual potential and personality to the full”.  This was clearly evident in the children from Race Leys.


"This will help me in the future with life skills." ~ Pupil

"What an experience - something the children will always remember." ~ Teacher

"It's been fun talking to people I don't know from all around the world." ~ Pupil

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