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Shakespeare Challenge Arts Award

Trinity College London has been working in partnership with Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for a number of years on a special edition Bronze Arts Award known as Shakespeare Challenge. Due to its success we have been developing Shakespeare Challenge at all Arts Award levels, including Discover and Explore. This is a great option for existing Arts Award centres or for those new to Arts Award within the education, arts and cultural or youth and community sector who are using Shakespeare inspired activities to explore the arts.

Advisers will be able to request to receive Special edition certificates when making a moderation booking for Explore through to Gold, or placing an order for Discover certificates, from September 2014.

Keep checking this page to find out more as this programme develops and as more opportunities come online. artsawardenquiries@trinitycollege.co.uk or call 020 7820 6178.

In the meantime you can still deliver Bronze Shakespeare Challenge using the resources and guidance below.

Registered Arts Award centres can take part in the Shakespeare Challenge Arts Award by:

  • downloading the guidance documents
  • following the Shakespeare Challenge programme using the toolkit examples and checklist
  • selecting the Shakespeare Challenge option when you are requesting a moderation,  and when confirming individual young people's names for this moderation
  • accessing the portfolio templates and planning resource from the related resources section of this page

Stand up for Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Challenge recognises the approach to teaching and learning Shakespeare as celebrated through the RSC’s Stand up for Shakespeare Manifesto. The aims of this campaign were to encourage more young people to Do Shakespeare on their feet, See Shakespeare Live and to Start Shakespeare Earlier.

To speak to one of the RSC’s specialist education team 
call 0844 800 1113


Arts Award also works closely with Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Click here for our briefing on how you can link the two programmes.