Read A Great Review of our Book!
It’s great to get a good review and even better from a reviewer as eminent as Karen McArdle.
‘Effortlessly, this book provides ideas for teachers and parents for adventures in creative writing. This book is relevant for learners of all ages from young children to adults, because it provides wonderful activities to capture the imagination. Creative writing is such an important part of any curriculum, it stimulates the mind and energies and contributes to mental health and well-being. This book is accessible, clearly written and packed with good ideas. Its title promises good things and it delivers. I recommend it highly to teachers of learners of any age, including adults. It is a colourful resource in many ways and will contribute to the development of learners who love to write. What more could a teacher ask for?’
Karen McArdle, FRSA
Professor of Education
University of Aberdeen
Walk, Talk, Create and Other Literacy Art in the Environment Activities
Our inspiring environmental art and writing workshops for schools.
Our projects include creative conversations about the environment and sustainability. We aim to create a relationship between story, imagination and the environment.
Activities for KS1 and 2
Walk, Talk, Create is an imaginative, interactive walk through a landscape – each stop is an activity and a surprise as we find out what an Oak Tree has to say or discover the myth of a visiting bird. Make bark rubbings, write what you see, hear and feel and make a giant group poem all about life. At the end of the trail, you can create an original artwork, your response to the walk.
Miniature Gardens and the Magic of Seeds
Listen to the mythical story of the battle between the Goddess of Living Things in her Sky Garden who disapproves of the way the Wolf God of the Underworld makes children and leaves them in doorways and on hillsides to be found. The Goddess believes she knows the best way to grow children – from seed. This interactive story explores the cycle of life. Children make their own miniature gardens – recreating the world of the Sky Garden or the Underworld.
Writing the Landscape
Because the landscape is the background and the setting of our lives, it is also the inspiration for stories. We use activities and drama to inspire children to write outside. What happens if trees come to life? What would we do if the dinosaurs returned? And if insects grew to the size of a house?
As we write groups poems, text, script and monologues we collate everything together and create our own handmade books because we believe it’s one of the best ways to celebrate the natural world around us.
Mad Maps and Mischief – Online Easter Creative Writing Workshops
Book with Bel – map mad and more – join in with our imaginative prompts to create stories where maps are at the heart of the action.
Book your place with Bel today!
Letters from Lakenham
Take a look at the super letters written by Year 5 students pupils from Lakenham Primary School in Norwich! The letters have been written to the Time Travellers who meet in Norwich’s Millennium Library. Watch this space for the next special delivery!
Send In Your Work
Imagine your best work appearing here! The Flying Shop of Imagination invites teachers to send in your brilliant writing and amazing artwork. We will feature the best in our Taking Off section.
Drop in and see just what young writers and artists are producing!
Meanwhile take a look at these fantastic group poems about the City. Part of The Flying Shop of Imagination’s A Tail of Two Foxes project.
We love the amazing alliteration and fantastic images – strong voices and true thoughts.
Read Shixuan’s great poem about an alley in Norwich.