Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall is launching a project with author James Hartley to creatively inspire young minds.
Creative Will offers the chance for aspiring Shakespeare fans to not only win their own workshop with James at the Schoolroom, but to also feature in his next novel.
James Hartley’s novel, "The Invisible Hand: Shakespeare’s Moon Act I," which has just been published, tells the story of young teenagers Sam and Leana and their time travelling adventures, all wrapped up in the story of Macbeth and life at a boarding school.
There are two age groups for the competition:
- Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 of primary school (ages 7-11) are invited to draw a scene from a Shakespeare play as if they were there.
- Years 7 and 8 of high school (ages 11-13) can have fun writing a short story that gives a 21st century update upon one of Shakespeare’s plays.