Partnership with Pauline Quirke Academies

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Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is delighted to announce a new partnership with Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA).

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation will support PQA by providing resources, projects, training and opportunities to students, teachers and principals at over 200 academies. The partnership will bring together Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation's active approach to Shakespeare and PQA’s track record of excellent performing arts tuition for children.

Mike Tucker, Head of Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation said: “I’m excited by the possibilities of our new partnership with Pauline Quirke Academies. PQA has a strong reputation for delivering innovative and high-quality arts training for young people. We have a shared approach to creative education and each seek to challenge, support and inspire children to express themselves and see that all the world is their stage. We look forward to sharing our experience and approach to Shakespeare with PQA Academies, Principals and most importantly students across the UK.”

Richard Mulholland, Head of Stage and Screen at PQA said: “PQA is delighted to be partnering with Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation whose mission to transform the lives of young people is reflected in everything we do at PQA.  Shakespeare is a hugely popular part of PQA’s performing arts offering so it is wonderful to team up with Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, and have access to their expertise and passion, to inspire our students, principals and teaching staff with Shakespeare’s words and stories.”

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation and PQA will collaborate first on What You Will, a creative competition open to all PQA Academies across the UK. We will invite PQA Students a to take a fresh look at Shakespeare’s plays and to create a new speech for one of the characters.

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