YOUNGSTERS have been celebrating the work of Shakespeare.

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation has worked with seven primary schools across the Craven district, including Cowling, Kildwick and Sutton-in-Craven, through a series of workshops.

And the project, funded by the Esmee Fairburn Foundation, culminated with a performance hosted by South Craven School at Cross Hills, in its Fells Theatre.

A spokesperson for South Craven School said: "Pupils from years 3 to 6 performed with extraordinary enthusiasm and incredible understanding to capacity audiences and transported us to wonderful worlds of enchanted forests and magical islands.

"Interpretations of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest showed just how varied performances of Shakespeare’s plays can be, and that they can have relevance for any young person in today’s climate.

"The project also saw the foundation work with the schools to embed a culture of creativity across the whole curriculum, using its rehearsal room techniques."