Hay Festival Programme for Schools

From Hay Festival

Resource type: Literature Festival

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS2, KS3, KS4

Region(s): All of UK

The Hay Festival Programme for Schools offers free author events for primary and secondary schools as part of its wider Festival programming.  The 2024 Programme for Schools will take place on 23rd and 24th May with events for KS2 pupils on Thursday 23rd and events for KS3/KS4 pupils on Friday 24th.

This year’s schools programme provides access to a host of acclaimed children’s authors, storytellers and poets, including: Sarah Crossan, AM Dassu, Phil Earle, Maz Evans, Matt Goodfellow, Anthony Horowitz, Jeff Kinney, MG Leonard, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Daniel Morden, Tọlá Okogwu, Manon Steffan Ros, Alex Wharton and Alex Wheatle.

Schools can attend events in person or view them live online, with closed captioning available in Welsh and English. All events last for approximately 45 minutes and will also be available to view on-demand on Hay Festival Anytime.

Online booking for the 2024 Programme for Schools opens in February and places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: Free with registration.

About Hay Festival: Hay Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious art and literature festivals. It offers a platform for leading experts and award-winning authors to share the latest thinking, offer new perspectives, and spark conversations with curious audiences around the world.

Further resources:

  • Teaching materials designed to support learning before, during and after the Festival are available in Welsh and English for many of the events.
  • Hay Festival Anytime provides free access to over one hundred event recordings from past school programmes.
  • The main Hay Festival 2024 runs from Thursday 23rd May to Sunday 2nd June with a packed programme for children and young people.
  • For more literature festivals with dedicated schools programmes click here.

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