In the UK, pupils are required to study a minimum of two Shakespeare plays between the ages of 11-14. Through its performances and online learning resources, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank supports the teaching of the national curriculum for those who are preparing for their GCSE and A level studies and aims to inspire and culturally enrich young people.
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank sits within Deutsche Bank’s global youth engagement programme, Born to Be, which aims to help young people prepare for the future and unlock their potential. Born to Be aims to empower young people to follow paths of their own choosing.
A large proportion of careers require an understanding of language and great communication skills. Achieving a good grade in English GCSE gives young people access to opportunities and choices in future life. Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is proven to support young people in building these key skills to help them follow their chosen path.
What part does Deutsche Bank play?
From the opening night in 2007 to the end of this year’s run of Romeo and Juliet, over 170,000 young people will have attended a free Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank performance at the Globe, with thousands more having received discounted tickets. But the partnership goes beyond just the performances; with tailored in-school workshops, teacher training and online learning tools, we are hugely proud of what has been achieved to date.
The relationship between Deutsche Bank and Shakespeare’s Globe goes beyond a donation; the partnership has grown over 13 years with two teams working closely together to refine the project and have an ever-greater impact on teaching and learning. Employee involvement is central to the bank’s approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. Thousands of employees have purchased tickets to attend performances bringing their family and friends to see the outstanding work of Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank and to enable thousands more young people to see a production for free.
Find out more about Born to Be including other education projects such as Design Ventura, Student to Stemette and Support my Future, at db.com/uk/borntobe.