7th Dec, 2016

Free entry to Bard's school for Blue Peter badge winners

Stratford Editorial 27th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BLUE Peter badge holders will be in for a treat as they can now visit Shakespeare’s former school for free.

More than half a million badges have been awarded since the scheme began 53 years ago with Her Majesty the Queen and David Beckham being among the more well-known recipients.

And after Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall signed up to the Blue Peter Badge Attractions scheme, badge holders can now gain free entry when they visit with a paying adult.

Sarah Jervis-Hill of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, said: “We are delighted to be a part of the Blue Peter family and look forward to welcoming young visitors to the space where William Shakespeare spent time as a young boy.

“It is an enlightening experience for children and the whole family – one that really helps to bring to life the story of the world’s greatest playwright, whose work and legacy they will experience as part of their own time at school.”

Visit www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/attractions to see other attractions available on the scheme or www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org for further information about Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall.