Educational resources for schools

The department offers a number of resources for school students. Please feel free to explore and download the materials below. Schools and teachers with particular requirements are welcome to contact us english-ug-admissions@york.ac.uk.

Shakespeare in schools‌

Teacher interacting with pupils in a primary school classroom.

Our teaching packs use Shakespeare's plays to develop the skills of KS1 pupils in literacy, particularly spoken language, and writing. The packs include lesson plans and activities ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. See more.

The Life of the Playhouse

Our education pack turns back the clock to the dynamic Georgian stage to support literacy and history instruction for KS2 pupils. The comprehensive pack couples activities with teacher resources. See more.

The Story of Things

A pair of patterned Georgian shoes, with a small heel.

Our teaching resources support the development of literacy skills for KS2 pupils by bridging storytelling to history. The resources include writing activities, ranging from 10 to 45 minutes. See more.