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Shakespeare in the Primary Classroom

CPD for teachers of Shakespeare in the Primary Classroom

Are you a teacher wondering how to give your school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare?  

In our practical workshops you will discover the best ways to engage and inspire children through a hands-on approach to discovering Shakespeare in the Primary Classroom.

Our workshops can help you to:

  • Explore Shakespeare through a range of cross curricular activities
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of genuine historical and archival research and evidence
  • Creatively link learning to the primary curriculum
  • Discover how to devise whole school Shakespeare themes and work with cluster schools
  • Look at Shakespeare's plays in the context in which they were written
  • Learn how to start your children on their journey with Shakespeare
  • Prove to your pupils how Shakespeare is as relevant today as he was 400 years ago

Thoroughly enjoyable and relevant to both key stages. Great creative ideas.

— Previous CPD day attendee

This course is for all primary school teachers, whether they have a good understanding of Shakespeare or have simply watched Shakespeare in Love. All teachers will leave with increased confidence, a tool kit of resources and inspirational ideas ready to bring Shakespeare to life in the Primary classroom.

If your school, academy chain or cluster is interested in booking a CPD workshop, either at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon or as an outreach session at your school, please email us at learning@shakespeare.org.uk.

Well organised, fantastic resources and activities - going back to school with lots of activities

— Previous CPD day attendee

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