Newark Book Festival Schools’ Programme

In 2023  NBF engaged with 14 different schools ranging from reception class to Y11.  A total of 1,629 pupils took part in 40 creative sessions. We also worked with families to distribute 46 Arts Awards.

We work with individual schools and nurseries to devise fun activities for young people, boosting their engagement with reading and writing.

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2024 Menu

February-May – Poetry Workshop: In collaboration with Newark Festival, take part in a 1.5 hour workshop to create a poem based on Newark, my home which will form part of a finished mural in Newark

May- July – Author Visits for Schools: A professional author, poet, storyteller, or illustrator will visit your school. You can book a writing or drawing workshop, a talk about writing and being a writer, storytelling or a reading, or activities based on the themes important to your school’s current lesson plans.

May-July – Author/Artist Visits for schools: Take part in a series of 4 interactive sessions using books as inspiration to create words, poems, stories and be part of the NBF 2024 Family Trail.

Thursday 11th July AM – Newark Town Hall Ballroom: Author visit for Secondary schools/YA

Friday 12th July AM – Newark Town Hall Ballroom: Author Visit for KS2 (Ages 7-11)

Bookbench Trail Exhibition: In collaboration with Newark Creates, be part of the town wide Bookbench trail and send in your designs on our templates for our exhibition.