SHAKEspeare's Stories - Classes in Kirklees Libraries

As part of this year's Shakespeare Week celebrations, we took our specifically created 'SHAKEspeare's Stories' (click to read more) to Kirklees for a week.

Here we worked with the library service to host a series of primary school classes from the area, in the libraries, and challenge them to some themed story writing challenges and a bit of gaming too.

Each half-day session involved splitting one class into 2 groups for a bit of each to learn something new, have a bit of fun... and also a bit of competition!

 

Word Bits and Snake Oil, just two of the games we did aside from the story writing

 

By the end of the week we had hundreds of story sheets, all very different and unique, and containg some thrilling ideas and fantastic tales.

Every one of the completed stories is being put into a huge presentation book within each participating library so that the children can bring their friends and families to see there story, as well as it being available to all visitors with an interest.

On top of that we picked a couple of stories out from each class to show here on the website... more notoriety! That and a little prize for the winners of some Rory's Story Cubes sets to keep and continue making crazy stories with.

For once we weren't necessarily looking for the neatest, or the best spelling and punctuation ,(but we still expect them to try of course!) but more a spark of imagination or inspiration that made us take notice. On the day lots of these ideas started very interesting conversations and took us to very strange and intriguing places, but you can only fit so much onto one sheet of A4!

So here's some of our favourites... for lots of different reasons!

Upperthong Junior & Infants

Mrs Piatt's Y6 class

1st Place

2nd Place

Marsden Primary School

Mrs Adamson's Y6 class

1st Place

2nd Place

Mrs Wood's Y6 Class

1st Place

2nd Place

Holmfirth Junior & Infants

Y5 Class

1st Place

2nd Place

Mrs Stables' Y3 class _ TBC

1st Place

2nd Place

 

Mr Warrener's Y6 class _ TBC

1st Place

2nd Place

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