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Inspire reading for pleasure! Encourage your students to find books they love and shared stories they will remember through group discussion, drama, creative and critical thinking. Delivered by an expert facilitator, these exciting sessions develop group confidence as independent readers.

The session is broken down into the following activities:

  • Warm-up game
  • Book chat and exploring stories (this activity is about getting children to share their favourite stories and the things they love about it)
  • Story time
  • Structured browse (which includes some question-led exploration, some free browsing, book chat and discussion)

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Ages: 5-7, 7-11

Subjects: Drama, English

Topics: Hot Seating, Improvisation, Poetry, Reading, Storytelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Character Building, Reading (comprehension)

Type: At Venue

Duration: half day

Cost: From £8.33 per student

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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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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