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Shakespeare Outreach for KS2

Bringing Shakespeare to your classroom

Can’t bring your class to us? We can bring our workshops to you! We offer outreach workshops for Key Stage 2 to enhance your pupils’ history or literacy studies through a mix of hands-on, interactive learning activities to spark their creativity.

Outreach sessions are available to schools within a 60 minute travel radius of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Drama Outreach - All the World's a Stage [Half Day]

This energetic and interactive storytelling workshop is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's works, life and times.

Through a mix of rhymes, games, replica artefacts and archival documents, children will learn about Shakespeare's journey from childhood in Stratford-upon-Avon to becoming a successful playwright in London, using his Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It as a backdrop.

An engaging re-telling with costumes and props of either The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth or Twelfth Night designed to fire children's imaginations will serve as the perfect finale to the workshop.

The children really came out of their shells when performing in this workshop. Some of the quieter children embraced the drama and performing activities ... The children loved it and the attention to detail within the workshop was brilliant.

— Teacher, Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Birmingham

Shakespeare Out and About [Full or Half Day]

This hands-on, history based workshop encourages children to learn about the world in which Shakespeare lived and how it shaped his life and influenced his writing.

Activities include elements from the following:

  • writing with quills using the Tudor alphabet and creating parchment tags
  • discovering how quills, ink and parchment were made
  • learning about the plague in Shakespeare’s time and investigating Tudor remedies including making a lavender bag
  • seeing a replica of Shakespeare’s Will and finding out what he left to his family and friends
  • participating in Tudor games and Tudor-dancing

“Our Year 6 pupils recently enjoyed a fantastic day with SBT’s Primary Education Team learning all about aspects of Tudor daily life. They were able to consolidate their knowledge through interactive activities ... The whole day was very well planned and delivered, with all COVID-safe guidelines in mind. We would love to do it all over again!”

— St Oswald’s CE Primary School, Kidderminster

One class per half day (2 hour session) or two classes across a whole day.

For planning and prices please email  [email protected].

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