A GROUP of children spent half-term learning about Shakespeare and developing their artistic skills in the Rhodes Centre, Bishop's Stortford.

The youngsters, aged eight and over, spent three days in workshops.

Centre duty manager Michael Fossey said: "On the first day they read through plays and then they made masks of characters from whatever Shakespeare plays they wanted, along with their own scenery. Then on the last day they had the chance to direct their own production."