Pupils from across the David Ross Education Trust perform at Shakespeare Schools Festival

Pupils from across the David Ross Education Trust put on a fascinating performance as part of the world’s largest youth drama festival. 

Young performers from Corby’s Rockingham Primary School, Market Harborough’s Bringhurst Primary School, Kettering’s Greenfields Primary School and Corby Glen’s Charles Read Academy took to the stage at the Corby Cube as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Bringhurst Primary School performed a flawless assemble of Much Ado About Nothing, whilst Rockingham Primary School delivered a moving version of Romeo and Juliet. Charles Read Academy wowed the audience with their version of Taming of the Shrew and Greenfields Primary School impressed with their incredible take on Julius Ceaser

Angela Watson, Headteacher at Bringhurst Primary School, said: “Our pupils have put in an incredible amount of hard work leading up to this event and they delivered an outstanding performance. 

“This was a challenging journey for our pupils but one with a very rewarding outcome. The pupils all acted with confidence, and I am sure that this experience will stay with them for years to come.” 


Through its pioneering enrichment programme, the David Ross Education Trust is committed to providing every child with opportunities to create, compose and perform, as well as to visit and participate in extraordinary work.

Through a range of incredible opportunities, including the Shakespeare Schools Festival, young people are encouraged to unlock their potential through performing arts by developing their character and talent, and increasing their knowledge and understanding.

Jamie Healy, Primary Enrichment Coordinator at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Performing as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival is not only an amazing opportunity for our pupils, but it allows them to develop their teamwork, verbal communication skills and confidence.

“A big thank you to all the pupils and staff involved throughout these tremendous evenings of live theatre. I am sure that this will be an opportunity that our pupils will never forget.”