STUDENTS from ACS Hillingdon were encouraged to polish their sophisticated performing arts techniques at this year’s Shakespeare Schools Foundation Festival.

They preformed a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors at the Beck Theatre in Hayes, alongside other schools as part of the world’s largest youth drama festival.

The Foundation is a cultural education charity that encourages young people to perform abridged Shakespeare plays on the professional stage.

“I found it a really rewarding challenge to achieve something I might not have had the confidence to do before,” said student Tim Lennon.