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‘Home’ by Madeeha Mohammed

A home cannot be defined as a house. A home includes: A loving family, Freedom to everything, Countless warm hugs,

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‘The Book and the Hard Drive’ by Bilal Mahmood, Fatima Ahmed and Inez Bright

The First Story students of Wembley High Technology College recently participated in a workshop put together by Index on Censorship, an international organisation that defends the right to freedom of expression. The students were asked to bring objects along to the workshop and, writing together in small groups, they used these objects to explore issues surrounding […]

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The Stories on the Trams

First Story is delighted to have partnered with Nottingham’s Tram Network on an exciting new project, The Stories on the Trams. This project will see First Story pupils write short pieces that explore sense of place and ‘Nottinghamness’. The students’ writing will then be judged by the city’s tram customers – an innovative and fun […]

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‘Man on the Moon’ by Karolina Ludera

The man on the moon has an Einstein hairstyle. He set the trend of course, but he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves…

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Become a Cheltenham Festivals Writer-in-Residence

Cheltenham Festivals is a charitable organisation that champions up-and-coming talent, celebrates established artists and commissions unique performances. As a part of their inspirational educational programme, Cheltenham Festivals has partnered with First Story. Together, we are running writing residencies in local secondary schools serving low-income communities, helping students in the area experience the pleasure of creative […]

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‘Lady Margaret Hall’ by Jasmine White

Hair: like draping curtains, falling in soft folds. Eyes: soft, pigeon wings in a raging storm. Lips: a burning fire, hot embers.

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Volunteer for the First Story Young Writers’ Festival!

We are seeking eager volunteers to help us with our First Story Young Writers Festival on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

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