Story Explorers!


Story Explorers is a lively, interactive book group especially for children. Over a number of weeks children will read through an exciting book for their age group – exploring the book’s themes and characters as they read! 

Sadly, due to coronavirus restrictions, we cannot meet at the moment. BUT Ilkley Literature Festival are producing digital resource packs which can be downloaded for free! And children who live in Yorkshire but don't have access to a computer/tablet or a printer, can apply for a free copy of the book and a printed booklet of all the activities.


This first pack is based on'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen' by Alan Garner - and I can't wait to share this exciting tale, which has been one of my favourite books since I was a child. It was first published 60 years ago.

Story Explorers are also wizards at writing - stories in many forms, including dramas and poems! We use the book we are reading as our  creative spring-board, so this term we will also be writing about the landscape and stories of where we live - inspired by Alan Garner.


This is our chance to forget about handwriting, spelling or pleasing other people!  We write about what we want, in ways that we want.  If we wish, we can then share our work with the rest of the group.

Click the 'Story Explorers' button to visit the Ilkley Literature Festival website and find out more.