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”

Robin Hood Academy

Hall Green, Birmingham

In January 2017, 30 Robin Hood Academy pupils from Years 5 and 6 spent a day as guides working for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  These children from Hall Green in Birmingham did a fabulous job guiding in Shakespeare’s Birthplace and New Place.  They informed visitors, both national and international as well as other pupils from their school, about Shakespeare’s life in these properties.  Robin Hood Academy aims to teach their pupils to “meet the challenges of life with confidence, optimism and enthusiasm”, they certainly reached and exceeded this aim on the day.

“Mum said she's never seen me so confident. I'm going to bring my family and guide them around using my script.” ~ Pupil

“I'm so proud of myself” ~ Pupil

“A fantastic project. Great to give children the opportunity. They were brilliant!” ~ Visitor

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