NCW works with many schools and hundreds of pupils each year to foster a love of books, words and ideas.
We recognise that creativity and a love of words and writing can begin at an early age, and increased confidence with words and ideas supports enjoyment and attainment throughout education.
As such, our work with schools aims to create meaningful creative experiences in and out of Dragon Hall for pupils of all ages. Our work is designed to nurture confidence with and pleasure in working and playing with words, supporting curricular aims related to vocabulary building, fluency, connection and wellbeing. We also endeavour (through programmes with young people out of school such as Lit from the Inside) to offer insights to careers in the arts.
All our opportunities for schools are best found by signing up to our newsletter. Our learning team often emails school contacts directly with opportunities and are also able to offer guidance in specific enquiries relating to writers and translators in schools.
Book a writer or translator for your school
Our learning team is on hand to help if you would like to arrange a bespoke creative writing workshop in your school. NCW can send you a list of local, recommended tutors whom you can contact directly.
Book a visit to Dragon Hall
We love having schools visit us at Dragon Hall to learn about the building’s amazing history and heritage, a brilliant way to see and understand medieval Norwich, and what made it the City of Literature it is today.
Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils
Aimed at Key Stage 2 teachers, Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is an innovative creative reading programme to get pupils reading more. Created by Cheltenham Festivals, and delivered by partners across the country, this programme, delivered at Dragon Hall, inspires teachers to read for pleasure, because when teachers read, children read.
Translation in schools
We are working with several partners on initiatives to encourage translation and celebrate multilingualism in schools.
NCW commissions themed teaching resources which you can download for free and use in the classroom at your own convenience and at your own pace.
Young Norfolk Writing Competition
Norfolk’s popular annual writing competition for young peopled aged 11-18 years who live or study in Norfolk. Enter creative writing of any kind and you could be in with the chance of winning a range of prizes!
School Programme Supporters
Our current programme of work with schools is kindly supported by Norfolk Community Foundation through the Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust Fund, and Arts Award Access Fund: