Hay Festival Programme for Schools

Hay Festival 2019 Programme for Schools takes place on Thursday 23 (Key Stage 2) and Friday 24 May (Key Stages 3 & 4). These two specially curated schools days, blending live performance, workshops and storytelling, are free for all state schools. The Programme for Schools is funded by the Welsh Government and Hay Festival Foundation. View the full programme below...

School students at Hay Festival Schools Day

The 2019 Programme for Schools features a stellar selection of poets, novelists and entertainers, including: authors Ade Adepitan, David Baddiel, Cressida Cowell, Harry Hill; poets Michael Rosen and Sarah Crossan, storyteller Chitra SoundarThe Guardian Foundation NewsWise Team; and comedian Mae Martin.

Thursday 23 May 2019 – Primary (KS 2): 10am start

Sessions starting at 10am and finishing at 1.45pm (fully booked)

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10am

[E1] Cressida Cowell

[E2] Harry Hill

[E3] Steve Mould

[E4] Fake News Detectives

11.15am

[E5] Chris Bradford

[E6] Abi Elphinstone

[E7] Kiran Millwood Hargrave

[E8] Caroline Lawrence

1pm

[E9] Ade Adepitan

[E10] Gary Northfield

[E11] Kate DiCamillo

[E12] Chitra Soundar

Thursday 23 May 2019 – Primary (KS 2): 11.15am start

Sessions starting at 11.15am and finishing at 3pm (fully booked)

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11.15am

[E5] Chris Bradford

[E6] Abi Elphinstone

[E7] Kiran Millwood Hargrave

[E8] Caroline Lawrence

1pm

[E9] Ade Adepitan

[E10] Gary Northfield

[E11] Kate DiCamillo

[E12] Chitra Soundar

2.15pm

[E13] Cressida Cowell

[E14] Harry Hill

[E15] Steve Mould

[E16] Fake News Detectives

Friday 24 May 2019 – Secondary (KS 3 & 4): 10am start

Sessions starting at 10am and finishing at 1.45pm

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10am

[E17] Holly Bourne

[E18] Marcus Sedgwick

[E19] Candy Gourlay

[E20] I'm a Journalist...Get me out of here!

11.15am

[E21] Ade Adepitan

[E22] Mae Martin (13+)

[E23] David Baddiel

[E24] Yaba Badoe

1pm

[E25] Michael Rosen

[E26] Alex Wheatle

[E27] Sarah Crossan

[E28] Amy Lamé

Friday 24 May 2019 – Secondary (KS 3 & 4): 11.15am start

Sessions starting at 11.15am and finishing at 3pm

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11.15am

[E21] Ade Adepitan

[E22] Mae Martin (13+)

[E23] David Baddiel

[E24] Yaba Badoe

1pm

[E25] Michael Rosen

[E26] Alex Wheatle

[E27] Sarah Crossan

[E28] Amy Lamé

2.15pm

[E29] Holly Bourne

[E30] Marcus Sedgwick

[E31] Candy Gourlay

[E32] I'm a Journalist...Get me out of here!

Hay Festival Programme for Schools day secondary schools
Hay Festival Programme for Schools day young readers
For further information or enquiries, please contact schools@hayfestival.com.
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