We've been working closely with teachers, school leaders and homeschoolers for over a decade to ensure we can provide a unique and valuable experience for your class. We're excited to launch our new school workshops in September 2022 - explore the detail below and contact us to book your visit.


Each 2-hour visit is facilitated by our experienced Story Catcher team. The workshops are linked to National Curriculum learning outcomes, and feature our special Collection of draft materials, original artwork, notes and materials from some of the most influential authors and illustrators from the last 100 years of children's literature. 

On confirmation of booking, you'll receive a pre-visit resource which sets out what to expect during your visit and a breakdown of the workshop session plan. We know the after your visit you may be asked to share your experiences with your Trust or other schools - and we want to help! We'll provide a post-visit summary sheet and resources you can take back to the classroom for follow-up activities.

 

Our sessions include:                   

  • Pre-visit pack and ‘what to expect’ guide (digital download) sent prior to the sessions
  • An experienced Story Catcher lead to guide the workshops
  • A warm welcome and run-through of 'house rules'
  • Team building games to help children feel safe, secure and confident in our setting
  • A specifically designed 2-hour workshop that showcases our unique Collection and depth of knowledge 
  • Space available for packed lunches (pre-bookable)
  • Self-led time across all our free entry gallery spaces (free but booking required)
  • Bookshop visit (free but booking required)
  • Digital resource pack to take away (digital download) 
  • Ad hoc opportunities for pupils’ work to be displayed publicly on sevenstories.online

 

 

Workshop outlines

 

Early Years

Here at Seven Stories we understand that early years education is the foundation of a child’s future development. It is in these formative years that a lifelong love of learning is developed and nurtured. Seven Stories is here to support teachers and educators by developing an educational programme that not only encourages a love of reading but supports critical thinking, personal, social and emotional development and communication and language skills. We will help to build confidence, resilience and perseverance using a range of different texts, both fiction and non-fiction, role-play, rhymes and poems.  

See available EY workshops

 

Key Stage 1 – Year group one and two  

With the foundation of knowledge firmly laid, Key Stage 1 ushers in an opportunity to expand vocabulary and widen the understanding of a range of poems, stories and non-fiction books. At Seven Stories we endeavour to encourage new experiences that will help support independent thinking and the ability to participate in wider discussions about stories and the world around us.

See available KS1 workshops


 

Key Stage 2 - Year group three to six

Key Stage 2 sessions place emphasis on widening the depth of knowledge in poetry, plays and non-fiction. We know that a shared experience creates a deeper understanding and progressively helps build an a varied and rich vocabulary while helping to develop narratives and character development, which in turn will build confidence in self-expression and awareness of the world around us that will open them up to a world of imagination and love of reading for pleasure. 

See available KS2 workshops


 

How to book

To arrange a school visit to Seven Stories, please fill out our enquiry form or contact learning@sevenstories.org.uk and a member of our team will be in touch within three working days. You can also call 0300 330 1095 to speak to a member of the team. 

 

Group travel to Seven Stories


For directions to Seven Stories, please click here.

A class/youth group Metro pass is available for up to 40 pupils and 10 accompanying adults for just £33.10 per day. Find out more here.

 

 

Testimonials

 

“The workshop was brilliant. It was well planned and executed. The children were fully engaged and produced high-quality stories. The combination of drama and storytelling was great.”

-Jackie Needham, Dame Allans School

 

"I cannot praise the story catcher enough! He was absolutely brilliant. He kept the children engaged throughout the day and was lovely with them - he asked lots of questions and had picked up on different personalities which was great."

- Sarah Dews, Collierley Primary School