The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education report is a 96 page deep dive into why and how creativity should be placed at the heart of the British education system. Jess Fear shares her thoughts.
Investing in teachers’ professional development is central to our mission. Our Cambridge ICE bursaries change teachers lives.
It’s the biggest poetry competition in the world for 11-17 year olds and former First Story students are among the 2019 commended poets.
The UK’s biggest poetry and performance festival attracts world-class writers and performers to Hull, to appear alongside home grown talent – including First Story students and Writers-in-Residence.
How we are using a multi-year grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop our offer to schools.
‘In an increasingly polarised world, our capacity to connect diverse young people is a huge benefit’ says new CEO.
Sixteen talented First Story students go on a week-long writing retreat at the Arvon centre, Lumb Bank.
Our students from secondary schools across Hull formed a picket line of poetry for National Writing Day protesting their right to express themselves creatively
Our newly-appointed Chief Executive, Antonia Byatt, on her first day in the job and why creative writing matters.
Writer-in-Residence Mashuda Snaith introduces the 2019 anthology by students at the City of Leicester College.
We’re delighted to be working with Stormzy’s #Merky Books and the Good Literary Agency on the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize.
Now in its fifth year, First Story’s 100-Word Story competition, judged by Vintage, is open to participating students, aged 11-18.
Arts Council England releases its final report on the outcomes and impact of our three-year Creative Writing in Schools grant.
The actor and author Robert Webb will be presenting a charity appeal on beahlf of First Story on Radio 4.
First Story programme graduate, Imaru Lewis’s speech to current students at the Young Writers’ Festival 2018.