Working with Schools

    We are regularly booked to work in both primary and secondary schools to run creative writing workshops and offer a variety of creative and original literacy workshops to challenge pupils and develop their creativity, thinking and writing skills whilst giving their imagination a real workout.

    We are very flexible and can design school specific workshops to meet individual school’s criteria and requirements. We will also write a bespoke story to read in front of the children which can also be used as a theme for their writing.

    Examples of our Work in Schools:

    In 2023 we delivered creative writing workshops to 8 schools as part of the Weaver Words Literature Festival;

    In 2022 we delivered workshops to Year 9 students at the Studio School, Liverpool on the theme of gothic literature;

    In 2022 we delivered after school and summer school workshops to Year 9-11 students at the Studio School, Liverpool;

    In 2022 we delivered 4 days of workshops at Woolton Primary School, Liverpool on the themes of climate change and life in the future.

    In 2018 we were commissioned by the Wilfred Owen Commemoration to run poetry workshops in ten primary and secondary schools in Wirral. Overall, we worked with almost 1000 children on this project and all new poets received a copy of their school’s poetry anthology.

    We charge £250.00 per day to work in schools.

    To book us to run a day time or after school course at your school please email us.

    What Schools say

    Charlie’s workshop was very engaging and the children loved the experience of meeting a real author. He certainly grabbed their attention and encouraged them to plan ideas imaginatively, using a ‘Show, don’t tell’ approach to describe a character and a setting. The children planned their writing in groups and shared ideas for describing different emotions, and then went on to write their own setting descriptions. Some good quality work was produced, which we will continue to edit and develop as part of our writing lessons. Children of all abilities, from reluctant writers to our most confident, were active participants in the session. The PowerPoint and paper resources were good quality and easy for the children to understand and use independently.
    Charlie Lea has been known to us here at Birkenhead School since February 2017 when he spoke to the children in Prep at an assembly to inspire them with creative writing. He was such a hit that we engaged him to run some creative writing workshops for our Years 5 and 6 pupils. This led to the creation of an anthology of 99 stories by the children which Charlie compiled and ensured was ready for pupils and their families to purchase by the end of the academic year – a phenomenal achievement. The project was a huge success and I invited Charlie to be the guest speaker and prize-giver at our 2017 Prize-giving, where he was also a big hit! I am now delighted that Charlie is running an after-school writer’s workshop for our pupils – a really terrific optional extra activity which I am sure will lead to more wonderful stories. We are very grateful to Charlie for his inspiring work and the fun he brings to creative writing.I felt outstanding that something I have actually written has been put in a book and been published AND it has been put in a real library. -Harry Fitzherbert, Head of Prep, Birkenhead School

    Look at who we have worked with
    Wirral Council
    Liverpool Learning Partnership
    Hope for the Future
    Liverpool Libraries
    St Helens Libraries
    Curious Minds
    Warrington Livewire
    Sefton Carers
    Sefton Council
    Wilfred Owen
    West Kirby Arts Centre
    Liverpool Cathedral