IT'S the second week of Pembrokeshire's Shakespeare Schools Festival this week, and

forty six schools in the county have been taking to the stage to mark the bard's 450th birthday year.

Throughout November, renditions of the Bard’s best loved plays are being brought to life with primary, secondary and Pembrokeshire’s only special school, Portfield, all presenting their own interpretations of Shakespeare on professional stages.

Schools can perform in either English or Welsh, or a mixture of the two, as some schools are choosing to.

A number of schools performed at the Torch Theatre last week, and this week it's the turn of Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan to host a number of the county's schools.

Yesterday (Tuesday) Wolfcastle Primary School, Ysgol Bro Ingli, Ysgol Llanychllwydog, and Ysgol Bro Gwaun took to the stage at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan.

Tonight it will be the turn of Ysgol Glannau Gwaun, Ysgol Wdig and Puncheston County Primary School.

Tomorrow, Thursday, Maenclochog County Primary School, Eglwyswrw County Primary School, Ysgol Clydau,

Brynconin Community Primary School and Ysgol y Preseli will be performing.

Eva John, leader for English and Literacy for Pembrokeshire County Council, the Local Education Authority which has been supporting the project, said: “The entire county is working together in a celebratory event that raises the profile of the world’s most famous writer whilst celebrating the talents of our children. It is an opportunity to raise aspirations.”

Tickets for the performances at Theatr Mwldan are £8.75 (£6.75). Check availability via the theatre's website or box office.