Knebworth House schools programme joins in the Shakespeare Week celebrations.
Shakespeare Week, 16-22 March 2015, is a national annual celebration giving primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare. Knebworth House is joining the thousands of schools, families and organisations working together to inspire a whole generation of children through Shakespeare’s stories, language and heritage.
One of Knebworth’s most popular educational programmes, the ‘Tudor Treasure Trail’ has been specially adapted for the Shakespeare Week celebration. From 18th -20th March this year, we are offering schools the opportunity to experience what life was like in William Shakespeare’s day: what his school days involved and what Tudor children wore. Students will explore how the Tudors made ink and their writing materials and then try calligraphy – holding their pens and sitting correctly in a Tudor fashion of course– to write their name with a flourish, or to copy out a favourite line from one of Shakespeare’s plays.
During the programme, students will come eye to eye with some of Shakespeare’s famous contemporaries including the poet, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Robert Cecil and Queen Elizabeth I; as they examine the portrait paintings at Knebworth House. The programme is suitable for pupils Year 1-Year 6.
For more information and to check availability for Shakespeare Week and the 2015 season, please contact the Group Bookings Team at Knebworth House on 01438 810931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Details of the Knebworth Educational Programmes, including the Tudor Treasure Trail, can be found in the Education Section.