There has been a growing amount of activity with older children and many of the events in our programme have attracted a number of students from a variety of local schools and colleges to the Festival. With topics such as literature, politics, science, poetry and history being covered by some of the leading experts in the country, our speakers continue to offer inspirational new insights to ambitious students.
In addition, projects instigated and funded by the Festival in 2016 include:
- • Seminars led by author Emma Craigie for students at Strode College, discussing novelists’ research methods and the use of the media.
- • Shakespearean Drama workshops at St Dunstan’s School
- • Writing workshops for senior students with author Alison Rattle
- • Partnership with Shakespeare Schools Festival in their work with Sexeys School leading to a performance at Merlin Theatre, Frome