School writing workshops – we make writing exciting!

Are you looking to energise your class and inspire a love of writing? Take a look at our School Workshops Brochure to discover how you can take your class from blank pages to published authors in two hours.

Girls grin at their stories. Image by Tom Oldham

Available workshops




Storymaking workshop

Try our jam-packed two hour workshop where children begin their story collaboratively then, with the help of the mentors, write their own endings.

Every student leaves as a published author with their own storybook. This workshop is a proven hit with all primary year groups and their teachers.

10.30am-12.30pm - Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings

Years 4-6. Suitable for a group of up to 30

£220 a session

Comic books and how to make them

Grab your pencils for this workshop that introduces students to the art of visual storytelling.

This workshop builds confidence in sketching, helps unlock imaginations and guides students through the process of creating narratives told in words and pictures. Co-developed with our friends at NoBrow Comics.

10.30am-12.30pm - Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings

Years 5-8. Suitable for a group of up to 30

£220 a session

How to book

Our workshops are available to state schools in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington and the City of London.

If your school is within the catchment area, please ask about booking a place. We’ll aim to get back to you within seven days of receiving your request.

Ask to book a place

Alternatively, you can email with:

  • name and location of your school
  • class age group
  • the number of children in the class
  • the desired date of the workshop
  • your name, email and phone number.

You can also call the Ministry of Stories on 020 7729 4159.

Most of our programmes are held at our exciting workshop space, hidden behind a secret door in Hoxton Street Monster Supplies. You can find us here.

Ministry Mission: Storymaking workshop

Complete this mission with your class in advance of coming to our storymaking workshop

Ministry Risk Assessment

A sample risk assessment for you to help prepare for your school trip to the Ministry of Stories

Getting to the Ministry of Stories

Transport links and map to help plan your trip

Longer term projects with schools

We also work with schools on projects that span a half term.

Past projects have seen students:

If you’re interested in getting your class involved email

Enquire: special projects