Impact report

"The progress that the kids made was incredible, and the way they tackled such big, heavy speeches just blew me away!"

2018 was a special year for Shakespeare Schools Foundation. We delivered our thrilling annual Festival to 875 schools across the UK, celebrating our 18th birthday in the process. Not only that, we won three awards for our work!

Find out more by browsing our Impact Report below, or click the link at the bottom of the page to download a PDF copy detailing our work with over 20,000 young people in 2018.

We know that our impact is real. With us, young people gain skills for life and see the whole world as their stage. 98% of teachers agreed that their students' confidence increased as a result of taking part in the Festival and 89% of teachers said that their students were more enthusiastic about school and learning.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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