Hay Festival runs workshops both for children and for teachers at several festivals in the UK and internationally.
Hay Fever at Hay Festival in Wales
The Hay Fever programme for young people, children and families includes a wide range of workshops every year, from make-and-bake cooking lessons to computing via guitar effects and creative writing.
The annual Schools Days, run during the two days preceding the festival, make a selection of the best children’s writers and thinkers accessible to school groups, for free.
Hay Festivalito in Colombia
Hay Festivalito (the children's programme at Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias) organises events for children and young people in the disadvantaged districts of Cartagena, in association with the Plan Foundation, RCN (Colombia’s national news channel), the Cartagena Cultural Heritage Institute and Cartagena City Council.
International writers and musicians participating in the festival share their experiences with the children and teenagers in workshops and talks, providing them with the opportunity of sharing interesting and inspiring ideas. All the events are free of charge.
In every district, the work linked to Hay Festivalito is carried out year-round – together with Plan, RCN Radio-Televisión and Cartagena City Council, the Festival has started the project Punto de Partida (Starting Point), to help teachers develop their students’ abilities. Seven educational institutions from areas where Plan works are participating in 2010–2011, reaching more than 2,500 children.