Roland Chambers, First Story writer-in-residence

‘First Story is all about getting children to understand how rich they are – that their stories are already inside them – and it’s wonderful to be a around when this most important lesson starts to work its magic. I teach at two very different schools, but the students in each respond in much the same way to our workshops. The first time they read out their work to the group, they discover what it means to have a voice. Then, when their work is published at the end of the year, that excitement becomes permanent. It’s a simple formula and with a bit of courage and patience it works every single time.’

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