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This DIY comic is designed to help your students get creative and make their very own comic.

Page 1 starts with a 4-panel comic to set out key ingredients for making a comic: setting, story, characters, drawing tools, and inspiration. These ingredients come in many different flavours, it’s up to you how to use them. Pages 2 and 3 include activities for students to continue a story, change the setting, design characters, and draw those characters in different poses. Page 4 shows four ways to tell the same story, showing how you can use different panel structures. But all these examples are only a starting point: it’s up to your students to make their own best comic.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3

Ages: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14

Subjects: Art & Design, English

Topics: Creative Writing, Drawing, Reading, Storytelling, Arts & Crafts

Type: Education Pack

Use: In the Classroom, Before a School Trip, After a School Trip

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About Seven Stories.

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Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. They work with schools in many ways including school trips, book subscriptions, author and illustrator visits (digital or in-person), facsimile hire, visits or residencies from their team, and joint projects and research.

Seven Stories schools trips are 2 hour sessions with one hour in their unique gallery spaces and a one hour workshop with their dynamic Story Catcher team. Your group will take part in an interactive and imaginative led-tour of their exhibition where children will go on a sensory and immersive journey, followed by a workshop inspired by one of the books featured in the gallery. The sessions are all linked to the theory that there are seven basic plot types.

They can tailor school trips to a particular book or theme for additional cost.

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