With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.About our impact
Summary for Senior Leaders
Be not afraid of greatness
Every year we work with over 1,000 primary, secondary and special schools nationwide, giving young people from all kinds of backgrounds and of every ability the opportunity to perform in one of the 136 theatres that we work with across the country.
"Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children – there’s no more magical process in the whole of education." Philip Pullman, Author and Patron
The Festival process gives students vital life skills; it increases self-confidence and aspiration, raises self-esteem and promotes teamwork - skills young people need on whatever stage life has for them. From school refusers whose attendance soars, reluctant readers who seek out the full texts in their school library, to autistic young people who understand more about social interaction; we change lives every year.
We have put together a comprehensive sign up pack for you with all the information you need to embark on this life-changing journey with us. It is full of budgeting and fundraising ideas as well as the nuts and bolts of the Festival and how it works. You can download the right sign up pack for your curriculum below.
Do give us a call on 020 7601 1800 any time to discuss your ideas or challenges. We are here to support you every step of the way.