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As the National Centre for British Children’s Books, Seven Stories know all about the importance and value of stories. They are the building blocks of every society and in times of crisis and unrest, they become more important than ever.

Stories can capture our imagination, they can entertain us, inform us, and they can celebrate key moments, actions, or people through the written word. The characters in stories mean different things to different people, and they can also play a role in informing us about the time in which the stories were created.

Seven Stories were delighted to curate their “I’ll Tell You a Story” series which places some of our key workers right at the heart of it.  Listen and watch some of our amazing key workers read their favourite children’s books. They’ll also be joined by many Seven Stories supporters who are keen to acknowledge the importance of stories and key workers.

Key Information.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3

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

Subjects: English, PSHE

Topics: Early Years, Emotions, Identity, Improvisation, Poetry, Reading, Storytelling

Type: Educational Video

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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