Welcome to Story Chefs

Creative writing enrichment workshops for children with an emphasis on engagement and enjoyment!

What is it about?

Story Chefs offers creative writing workshops that are all about having fun whilst learning and creating.

Who is it for?

Story Chefs caters for students aged 5 to 14. The Chefs are ready to feed the imaginations of your young learners - the recipes are written, the ovens are warming up and now it's time to set out the Story Chefs' stall in your school!

What our Clients Think:

Please can I say a massive thanks for all the hard work you put into the Awesome Authors sessions. The feedback we had for the workshops was amazing. It was a real pleasure to work with you. If we ever need any more interactive writing workshops I will certainly be…

A.Mayer, BBC learning

I really enjoyed Story Chefs as we unleashed our imaginations and cooked up delicious stories. I think this was a great opportunity to increase my confidence for reading out loud.

Year 6 pupil, Parkfield Primary School, Birmingham

Can Story Chefs come here every week?

Year 5 pupil, Parkfield Primary School, Birmingham

Thank you for teaching us how to be good writers!

Year 4 pupil, Penns Primary School, Sutton Coldfield

As literacy co-ordinator, I was glad to receive the offer from you to support our higher achieving pupil premium children. The children clearly enjoyed being involved in a focussed group. They also enjoyed working in a stimulating environment (an area decorated as a submarine). You took the…

Year 6 teacher and Literacy Co-ordinator, Parkfield Primary School, Birmingham

Why it matters?

On 2nd November 2016, the National Literacy Trust published a report* which shows that just one fifth of children and young people (20.7%) write daily outside the classroom. The new research states 'This is a significant drop since 2014 when more than a quarter of pupils (27.2%) put pen to paper or wrote digitally every day outside school. In fact, more than a quarter of children (28.1%) now say that they rarely or never write something that isn't for school.'

These statistics are saddening and they matter. Story Chefs has been developed to tackle this lack of engagement and ignite a storytelling spark in children and young people across the UK.

NLT Report

Story Chefs video coming soon!