8th Dec, 2016

KES pupils taking part in quill relay to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death

Stratford Editorial 2nd Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ENERGETIC pupils at Shakespeare’s school will be running, rowing and pedaling in honour of their famous old boy.

Pupils at KES will be taking part in a 125 mile quill baton relay from Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall in Stratford to to Shakespeare’s Globe in London to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

The ‘Shakespeare’s Shuttle’ will see over 30 pupils undertake a cycle ride from Stratford to Marlow, followed by a 15 mile row down the Thames to Windsor.

The quill baton will then be cycled to the Shakespeare Way on the Grand Union Canal where it will be handed to runners for the final 24 mile run to Bankside in Southwark, where Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole will greet the team and quill before a performance of Hamlet.

The relay will start in the early hours of Saturday April 23.