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:

It definitely makes me feel more confident about writing when I go up to high school. Thank you!

Year 6 pupil, Walsall Arboretum Summer activities workshop, West Midlands

From the initial meeting through to the day of the workshop, Lindsey from Story Chefs planned and organised personalised activities for the children in Y6. Her thorough approach ensured that all children were motivated, inspired and excited to produce their own story- even children who are often disengaged by…

Literacy Co-ordinator, Hill West Primary School, Sutton Coldfield

Can Story Chefs come here every week?

Year 5 pupil, Parkfield Primary School, Birmingham

I really liked the writing workshop at Heath Hayes Library as Lindsey led you through the stages and made sure you undersood about what she was saying. It certainly helped me to understand that you can do a story any way you want with poetry or nearly anything. After going…

Aimee - Aged 10

Lindsey worked with my class of Year fours engaging them in writing about World War 1 over a series of lessons. I was impressed with the depth at which Lindsey had researched the topic; her weekly presentations to the class really brought the period to life and made it accessible…

Anonymous

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!