Shakespeare Week

From Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

Shakespeare Week is a week-long celebration of Shakespeare’s life and work for primary schools. Shakespeare Week 2023 runs from 20th – 26th March.

The Shakespeare Week website provides access to a wide range of events, activities and cross-curricular resources to help teachers bring Shakespeare to life during Shakespeare Week, or at any time in the year. These include:

  • A programme of live online events for each day of Shakespeare Week.
  • Online retellings of some of Shakespeare’s plays by established storytellers.
  • Shortened versions of Shakespeare’s plays that can be used in Assemblies.
  • Illustration masterclasses and craft activities with top children’s illustrators.
  • Literacy activities and resources to explore Shakespeare’s language.
  • Competitions that encourage pupils’ creative response to Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare-themed resources covering all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Shakespeare events and in-school workshops with partner organisations.

Cost: Access to all the online resources is free with registration. Events and workshops with partner organisations may incur a fee.

About the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent charity that looks after the five historic Shakespeare family homes and the world’s largest Shakespeare-related library and museum. The Shakespeare Trust also runs award-winning educational programmes, of which Shakespeare Week is one.  Since its launch in 2014, over 9 million children have taken part in Shakespeare Week.

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