First Story encourages and supports young people from all backgrounds to write creatively for pleasure by placing professional writers in schools for residencies. At the end of each residency, the students publish an anthology of their work. Over the past few years, I’ve worked with four secondary schools in West Yorkshire. Below are the anthologies we’ve produced together.
Keighley Untamed: The Mundane and Extraordinary Tales of the Forest of Keighley – Enter if you Dare! is an anthology by students at The Holy Family School in Keighley. It was created through the Stories from the Forest series of workshops.
Voyage to the Unknown is an anthology by students at the Beckfoot Upper Heaton School in Bradford. It was created through the series of workshops of the same name.
Revelations of the Forest: You may be within a magical realm… is an anthology by students at Dixons Allerton Academy in Bradford. It was created through the Stories from the Forest series of workshops.
Here are some characters, illustrated by Si Smith, that appear in We Have Conquered Earth!: