Shakespeare Week

William Shakespeare - Shakespeare Week is held in March each year.

Image Credit: GDJ

In 2017 Shakespeare Week is held from 20th - 26th March.

What is Shakespeare Week?

Shakespeare Week is an annual national celebration of Shakespeare which takes place in primary schools organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, giving children an opportunity for a first encounter with Shakespeare – his characters, his stories and his language. 

Launched in 2014, it takes place in March each year.

Shakespeare Week has been embraced by many of Britain’s best-loved cultural institutions (including Classic FM, the ABRSM and the Royal Shakespeare Company amongst many others) to deliver a fun-packed week that will bring Shakespeare’s works, creative legacy and the nation’s cultural birthright to life for everyone’s enjoyment. 

Shakespeare Week Activities

Throughout the week primary school children take part in performances, activities and celebrations acting out Shakespeare's works, crafting puppets and even studying science, history and numeracy through Shakespeare’s world. 

Ou can find out more about Shakespeare Week from the website shakespeareweek.org.uk, where you can find a huge amount of resources for teachers and home educaters.

The aim of the week is also to inspire children to explore and develop their own creativity and cultural interests outside of the week of celebrations.  Through the free Mission Shakespeare digital challenge with fun activities and challenges for all the family to continue their Shakespearian journey at home. 

You could also have a go at our Shakespeare Wordsearch and Anagrams too!

About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.








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