Great contemporary literature, coupled with author visits which engage through creative writing or visual storytelling, can truly inspire pupils and motivate them to read and write more often and with greater independence.
Our literature projects can be designed to meet the specific needs, challenges or opportunities within your school or venue, whether building a celebration of storytelling or creating a bespoke long-term project to engage specific classes or cohorts.
This might consist of:
* Themed reading, writing and live literature programmes – including with non-fiction texts – connected to local cultural and heritage sites
* Projects which engage and spotlight outstanding BAME authors and books with diverse contexts and characters, increasing understanding of the wider, multicultural world
* Whole-school, key-stage or year-group projects exploring contemporary issues – such as migration or refugees, the environment, race or religion – through recently published literature
* Highly responsive literature programmes for pupils with special needs and/or disabilities or in pupil referral units, involving experienced children’s authors
* Projects which engage EAL pupils (and their families – optional) through literature activities in home languages or bilingually
* Form- or genre-specific programmes – from comics to sci-fi, poetry to fantasy, short stories to myths and legends – which result in published stories by pupils
* Author-in-residence placements with writers, illustrators, poets or comics artists
* Children’s literature summer schools
* Parent reading and writing groups
If any of these ideas inspire you – or you have an idea of your own – please use the form on this page to get in touch and share your thoughts.
We also work outside of schools, especially with museums and galleries, making literature connect to the content and themes of collections, exhibitions and sites – all the above ideas would work in these contexts, and we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to know more.