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Thank you Tesco!

Shakespeare for schools Festival is a cultural education charity that exists to instill curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork, giving young people the confidence to see that all of the world is their stage.

Dame Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes are just two of the famous patrons of the festival.

Pupils from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and Bourne Academy will work together on a project run by ‘Shakespeare For Schools’ in which the teachers receive the guidance to direct their students in a 30-minute performance.

30,000 children, 120 schools and 130 theatres take part in the festival that takes place in the autumn, and the Bourne schools will perform their play at Peterborough Key Theatre in late October.

The Tesco store on Cherry Holt Road has donated the £1000 required for the schools to take part in the project.

Store manager Ellen Frost said “We are delighted to have been able to support local schools in the area to get involved in such a fantastic project which has a proven record of achieving great results. We work hard in the store to provide exceptional customer service but we also have a focus on working with and supporting the local community. We look forward to seeing the school’s performance later in the year.”

Rebecca Beavis, Arts Director at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy added “We really wanted to be involved in the Shakespeare for School’s project as we believe it will really benefit some of our pupils.  However due to restricted budgets we were unsure that we would be able to fund the project this year, so are very grateful to Tesco in Bourne for providing the donation  which will allow us to participate. I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the schools and the pupils taking part.”