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”

Wolvey Church of England Primary School

Wolvey Church of England Primary School chose their Year 5 children to be guides for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  These children from Warwickshire, worked across both the Birthplace and New Place properties.  Our young guides informed pupils from their school as well as visitors from all over the world about the works, life and times of William Shakespeare. 

One of the school’s aims is that “each pupil should be presented with interesting, stimulating and challenging learning experiences in order to fulfil their potential” and this day was the perfect platform for that.  The children should be incredibly proud of themselves for what they achieved.


 “It’s like having a proper job!~ Pupil

At the end I felt I could do anything and I felt really proud of myself. This trip has made me way more confident in myself.~ Pupil

It has changed not just my present, but my future too.~ Pupil

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