Hay Festival Schools Programme

Each year Hay Festival produces two specially curated Schools Days, blending live performance, workshops and storytelling. The events are free for all state schools and take place on the first Thursday and Friday of Hay Festival in May/June. These schools days are funded by the Welsh Government and Hay Festival Foundation.

School students at Hay Festival Schools Day

Our line-up for the 2018 Schools Programme at Hay Festival featured a stellar selection of internationally acclaimed scientists, historians, poets, novelists and entertainers, including authors Julian ClaryEoin ColferDavid AlmondPatrice LawrenceCressida CowellLaura Dockrill; poets Joe Coelho and Eric Ngalle Charles, storyteller Daniel Morden; maths prodigy Anne-Marie Imafidon; BBC presenter Katie Thistleton; and broadcaster and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney.

We look forward to announcing our 2019 Schools Programme in the spring. For enquiries, please contact schools@hayfestival.com.

Hay Festival Schools Programme day picnic
Hay Festival Schools Programme day young readers
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