StoryBoard is a FREE presentation/workshop experience for all Northern Rivers schools (maximum three hours). We ask the schools to provide morning tea for the author and volunteer tutor.
Generally, we offer one visit to each school, every year. However, your school can go on the waiting list for a second visit. If we get a cancellation or a spare booking, we will be in touch.
Most of our Chief Storytellers offer students a combination of a whole school presentation and a writing workshop for a smaller group, depending on your school’s requirements. We have a range of exciting presentations and workshops on offer. Learn more here
You are welcome to invite as many students as you like to attend the author presentation. Many schools invite every student. Our creative writing workshops, however, are for max. 25 students.
1 hour workshop for lower primary
1 hour 15 min workshop for upper primary
90 min workshop for secondary
How do students get selected for inclusion in the workshop(s)?
We wish we could offer every student in your school the opportunity to participate in the workshop; however, we cap workshops at 25 students to allow for maximum engagement.
As you know your students best, we ask you to select a mix of students based on their love of writing, their need for enhanced writing confidence and creative sparks, or their desire to be challenged. You will see this diversity in most classes. However, if you do have a group of keen writers from different classes, feel free to select them!
StoryBoard workshops are scheduled to fit within your school’s timetable.
Our visits are generally scheduled between 9am – 12.30pm, with lunch between 11 – 11.30am.
Our schedule though is flexible, and we will work with you to find the best fit.
Our online booking enquiry form asks you for your bell times so we can create a suggested schedule for you. Booking enquiry form here
How to book a workshop
Follow the steps below to book a workshop. If you are unsure about which workshop is suitable for your class or school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
STEP 1: Complete the online booking enquiry form. Please note, this does not guarantee a booking. Before doing so, please familiarise yourself with our authors. If you are looking for a workshop outside of school hours, check out our Masterclass workshops.
STEP 2: The StoryBoard team will contact you to discuss details and, if possible, to arrange a booking.
STEP 3: If your booking is confirmed, StoryBoard will email you a Booking Kit with the following:
Checklist : what to prepare for our visit
Parental permission slip
Book order form (if applicable)
STEP 4: StoryBoard team will touch base and confirm all details the day before the workshop.