This Isle is Full of Noises

Every Festival, we hear stories from all over the UK about the impact of SSF’s work.

Whilst every tale represents a different place and perspective, there’s a common thread that unites them all - performance, and a 400 year old poet, matter.

These are stories told by people from all walks of life - from pupil to teacher, parent to patron. This diversity demonstrates that Shakespeare really is for everyone.

These are stories that should be heard. So we’ve selected 18 of them for a celebratory birthday blog series to mark our 18th Birthday. We’re calling it This Isle is Full of Noises and it will run through the Festival.

Founder

Festival Director

Artistic Associate

Teacher-Director

 Patron

Teacher turned Donor

Headline Supporter

Student

Patron

Festival Alumnus

SSF Volunteer

Supporter

Supporting Trust

SSF Trustee

 

96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
99%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
97%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
250,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

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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