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Celebrating Shakespeare Week 2015

William Shakespeare is one of, if not the greatest writer that the UK has ever produced. With a status that legendary it’s no surprise that Shakespeare not only has a day in honour of him, but since 2014, a whole week has been dedicated to celebrating the much-loved bard. This year Shakespeare Week starts on the 16th March.

At Young Writers Shakespeare Week is fully embraced. As a Shakespeare Week partner for the second year running, Young Writers has revamped and re-launched their free Shakespeare Fact Pack, full of information, games and a sonnet writing workshop, that will inspire primary children nationwide to pick up a pen and get writing.

Their annual Shake-Up Shakespeare competition is now open to 7-11 year-olds across the UK. Whether you are inspired to write a Shakespearean sonnet, or a poem based on Shakespeare’s work or life, why not have a go at following in the footsteps of this wonderful poet and writer? You can download a free Shakespeare Fact Pack to get you started here.

There are great new prizes up for grabs including a class visit to the Shakespeare Centre courtesy of The Shakespeare Trust for the best school to Shakespeare books for the best pupils. To take part please visit Young Writers’ Shake-Up Shakespeare competition page. Congratulations to last year’s pupil winner Portia-Hope Kitney from Wreham! You can read Portia’s winning words here.

Shake-Up Shakespeare is free to enter and open until the 8th May 2015.