"Taking part in the Festival has been truly life-changing."

In the past year, more than 10,000 students from schools across the UK have taken part in Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation’s programmes. Through our work, they've had opportunities to take to the stage, be seen in a different light and shine in front of their community.

For these young people, participating in a Shakespeare production at school brings the opportunity to empathise and connect with new characters, to explore extraordinary worlds different to their lived experience and, importantly, to build oracy and essential skills needed for life, through a process that is unlike the day-to-day of the classroom.

Here's the story of our year.

Students taking part in a Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation workshop