Book It for Schools 2015

Book It For Schools 2015

2 – 9 October 2015

Our school programme at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is focused on encouraging young minds to develop a love for all things literary. Whether it is speaking with favourite authors, poets and illustrators; hearing writers perform their work and talk about the creative process; or working alongside some of today’s foremost writers, Book It for Schools inspires and entertains everyone attending.

To make it easier for you to find the events and activities most suited to the age group you teach, we have produced separate brochures for Primary and Secondary this year.

Just brilliant! Our children loved the experience – from attending the talks to meeting the authors. The only thing I’ll do differently is to book sooner next year so we can attend more!

Georgina Flooks – Deputy Head,
Warden Hill Primary School, 2014

Primary Schools Programme

Bring your pupils face to face with exceptional authors, poets and illustrators – from the world-famous to the up-and-coming – who will inspire a love of books and reading for pleasure in your pupils. Why not extend your stay by booking a workshop or a free activity too?

Teachers as Storytellers CPD

Tuesday 6 October, 4.30-6.15pm.

Katrice Horsley is compelling. She embodies the stories she tells so that you experience them in a fresh and dynamic way.

This informal session will enable you to experience her stories for yourselves and give you practical ideas for developing storytelling in your classroom. As well as giving you effective communication techniques and exercises to use with your pupils, she will de-mystify the research behind why narrative works as a powerful educational tool.

Katrice Horsley is a trainer and narrative consultant. She has designed and delivered training around the world, last year working in 10 countries. She has a background in child play and development and vast expertise in working with marginalised people and communities. Book now

Secondary Schools Programme

This programme offers opportunities for your students to interact with some of today’s most inspiring and challenging writers, and to meet and work alongside experts from the journalism and publishing industries in a series of interactive workshops.

For FAQs, Risk Assessment, Cancellation Policy and general visit advice see our Planning You Visit to Literature page

2015 Poetry Competition

Bring the Festival to your classroom!
Take part in our poetry competition in collaboration with BRIT runner-up George the Poet – spoken word performer, public speaker, writer and recording artist. Find out more

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