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Educational Visits UK

ISSUE 5 | MAY 2010

Shakespeare Houses announce exciting new initiatives for schools

Shakespeare Houses

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT), which manages the five Shakespeare Houses in Stratford-upon-Avon, has announced a number of exciting new initiatives for schools. The Shakespeare Houses offer fun, educational and safe venues for learning activities outside the classroom. On offer is a range of courses, talks, walks, workshops and lectures, providing inspiring educational experiences from Early Years to University students as well as CPD sessions for teachers.

New for 2010 is ‘Dig for Shakespeare’, a major archaeological excavation of the Bard’s final home at New Place where original foundations of his home lie hidden from public view. SBT began this exciting project in March using modern methods to re-examine the site. The site is fully accessible to students via a purpose built viewing platform, complete with live commentary and updated displays charting the latest discoveries. The ambitious project will run until autumn 2010.

Also new is the launch of Shakespeare Aloud drama workshops for KS3. Using costumes, live music and non-combative fight choreography, students will use their imagination to explore Shakespeare’s plays and create characters through movement, sound and emotion.

Shakespeare Houses

The Education Sales Team is happy to assist schools in planning their itinerary ensuring they make the most of their visit. Schools can benefit from discounted rates when visiting the Houses: an Any 3 Houses Schools ticket costs £4.95 (normally £6.30) and an All 5 Houses Schools ticket costs £6.95 (normally £7.70). The SBT offers free admission for one member of staff with every 10 students.

For more information, please visit the website at or telephone the courses hotline on 01789 207131 or e-mail


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