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St Marks C of E Primary School in the West Midlands has developed innovative and engaging approaches to Shakespeare by working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Teachers have attended script writing and performance training days and the RSC have adapted the play "The Comedy of Errors" specifically for young children and perform it in the school hall.
The school sees that an early and active engagement with Shakespeare produces a major boost to literacy, particularly for reluctant writers.
The programme features children reading and interpreting Shakespeare's text in the classroom and working with the RSC's professional actors in an action-packed theatre workshop.
Early engagement, active participation and seeing Shakespeare performed live, are the three keystones in a strategy that's delivering enthusiasm and attainment to children right through the school.
Part of the series: Inspirations