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. This year’s schools programme runs from Thursday 26th May to Friday 27th May 2022.
The varied programme features a raft of inspirational authors, broadcasters, scientists and journalists and covers fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The all-star line-up includes Roma Agrawal, Natasha Bowen, Cressida Cowell, Maz Evans, Femi Fadugba, Anthony Horowitz, M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, Elle McNicoll, Piers Torday, Alex Wheatle and Jacqueline Wilson.
Schools can attend events in person or view them live online. All events last for approximately 45 minutes and will also be available to view on-demand on Hay Player.
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.
- Teaching materials designed to support learning before, during and after the Festival are available for many of the events.
- Hay Player provides free access to recordings of over 70 events from past programmes.
- Hay Levels is a series of over 200 short videos covering the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences where world-renowned experts share their thoughts and insights on topics relevant to A-level students.
- For more literature festivals with dedicated schools programmes click here.