Tuesday 16th July 2019


A selected group of Year 8 pupils had a break from routine lessons on Thursday 31st January to celebrate National Story-telling Week. John Goodale, a visiting story-teller, entertained the pupils with one of his stories, created a story with them using their ideas and then ran a workshop on how to create effective short stories using his method.

The pupils had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the story-telling process. Most of them left the session feeling more confident about writing stories on their own in future.

The event was held as a link to the national competition Hay Fever, run in association with Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, on behalf of the Hay Festival. The pupils in KS3 will be encouraged to write an original short story of no more than 500 words.

If pupils wish to work on a story at home, entries must be submitted online at: