'Whose Stories are these anyway?' Project (funded by Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund)

During this 10-week project the children will explore the Seven Stories collection.  Seven Stories are custodians of manuscripts, original artwork, diaries and correspondence from children’s literature, dating from the 1930s to the present day. 

As well as some of the bigger names in our collection the children will explore the undiscovered stories, and what might be missing from our collection.  For example, what could they do with an unfinished Michael Morpurgo story? 

The children will then creatively respond to the collection, this will be led by how they would like to work.  It could be illustration, creative writing, animation, or performance.  They will work towards creating something that will go on sevenstories.online and their final pieces of work will be digital for the world to see! 

We are keen to understand their thoughts on the archive, why is it important?  What else should it include? We will encourage them to create their own personal ‘archive’ along the way to highlight the importance of scribbles in terms of process.

If you and your school are interested in getting involved in this projected, please get in touch at learning@sevenstories.org.uk. Currently we have spaces available for the Summer term 2023 and Autumn term 2023.


Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections fund. For more information, follow the link at: https://www.sevenstories.org.uk/blog/seven-stories-the-only-north-east-beneficiary-to-receive-this-prestigious-grant