First Story 2014/15 - Covers

Cheltenham Festivals First Story: 2014/15

In 2014-15, Jane Bailey, Alicia Stubbersfield and Cliff Yates were writers in residence in Barnwood Park Arts College (Gloucester), Gloucester Academy (Gloucester) and All Saints’ Academy (Cheltenham) respectively.

Find out more about the project and outcomes – download the First Story 2014/15 Impact Report

I am now more confident and I feel that I can express my creativity in my work more clearly

Tim Justice, All Saints’ Academy

Barnwood Park Arts College

Sample work:

Bones by Amy Edwards
Mr Thomas Doesn’t Know by Sophie Hawkins


Gloucester Academy

It has been amazing and life-changing.

Aaron Gomez, Gloucester Academy

Sample work:

Home Is… by Lilian Yeboah-Darteh
The Hand by Aaron Gomez


All Saints’ Academy

It has really helped me understand the benefits of university

Eloise Taylor, All Saints’ Academy

Sample work:

Multiverse by Asraf Khan
Tiny Bird by Emily Bond