PUPILS from Honley High School will perform in a Royal Shakespeare Company theatre.

The students are among 238 youngsters who have been invited to perform in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Honley High School has a long-term partnership with the RSC as part of its Learning and Performance Network.

On Monday they will perform a scene inspired by King Lear.

Pupils have taken a scene from the play they have been working on and, using Shakespeare’s original text, have created their own unique interpretation of the story.

The scenes will be linked by Jan Blake, one of the country’s leading storytellers, who has been performing worldwide since 1986.

Jacqui O’Hanlon, the RSC’s director of education, said: “This event is a celebration of children and young people claiming Shakespeare as their own.

“The students and teachers from these schools have been exploring King Lear for the past six months, using active, ensemble-based approaches.”