Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation at Windsor Reception

On Tuesday 18 July 2023, we were delighted to attend Their Majesties' reception in celebration of Shakespeare's contribution to the cultural life and society of the UK.

Maddie Short (Programmes Lead), James Dray (Chair of Trustees) and HM The King.

We discussed our approach to creative education, the arts and the impact we've seen working with schools nationwide.

Maddie Short, our Programmes Lead, seen here with HM The King and James Dray (Chair of Trustees) explained the benefits of our programme reaching 10,000 children each year to build their skills and confidence.

Michelle Ejueyitchie meeting and shaking hands with HM The Queen. Both are smiling.

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation Teacher Ambassador Michelle Ejueyitchie from Bensham Manor School met HM The Queen.

She described the transformative impact of our work on the hundreds of SEND pupils she has worked with through the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

More than
young people have taken part in the Festival

Our flagship project is the Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

Coram SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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