Recent News and events

Opportunity – Fundraising Intern

We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic Fundraising Intern who is committed to First Story’s vision. This is an important role in the charity, supporting day-to-day fundraising activities to enable First Story’s programme in challenging secondary schools. This role supports the Head of Fundraising and the Fundraising Assistant in implementing the charity’s […]

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‘A door firmly locked’ by Jasmine Burgess

I pick out each raisin and put it on
the edge of the table, ease
the mince pie from the silver foil.
Outside, there’s a miniscule snowman
the size of my hand, perched [...]

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First Story at Keats House

Last week, First Story visited Keats House with Acland Burghley School and the poet Michelle Madsen. The students had a tour of the house from Keats House’s Linda Carey, and learnt all about John Keats’s life and work. Michelle then spent the afternoon giving them a creative writing workshop, and the students produced writing about everything […]

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Opportunity – Operations Intern

We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic Operations Intern who is committed to First Story’s vision. This role is responsible for the routine administrative functions to support First Story across our regions. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented self-starter who can help enable First Story’s programme in challenging secondary schools. This […]

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Help needed! National Writing Competition shortlisting

If you’re free in the next few days and would like to read through some brilliant poems and stories written by young people from across the country, we need you! We have wonderfully received a huge number of entries to the competition, and now have just one week to read through them before we send […]

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‘Christmas came this morning’ by Aishni Mittra

‘Christmas came this morning –
It comes only once a year.
Santa knocked on my door
And left my house all clear. [...]‘

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Nettlecombe 2014 – the First Story Residential Anthology

We are very proud to present the First Story Residential Anthology 2014! It has been carefully compiled from all the pieces our First Story students wrote and read out loud with such aplomb at this year’s residential course at Nettlecombe. The anthology features ‘the solidarity of the teapot’, ‘breaths in ellipses’, ‘a hand as smooth as jazz’ […]

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