First Story

National Writing Day is a collaborative campaign led by First Story.

First Story changes lives through writing.

There is dignity and power in telling your own story. First Story helps disadvantaged young people find their voices.

First Story places professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities, where they work intensively with students and teachers to foster confidence, creativity and writing ability.

Our programmes expand young people’s horizons and raise aspirations. Students gain vital skills that underpin their success in school and support their transition to further education and employment.

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