Story Slam brings storytellers and artists into the classroom to inspire a love of oral storytelling, and to build confidence in creative writing and public speaking.
I enjoyed making the stories because we could make it as fun and magical as we want.
Story Slam pupil, aged 8
100% [change in the pupil’s confidence], all but two children performed. Great confidence building for children
Story Slam Teacher

This project is generously funded

by the Sir John Cass Foundation

What is Story Slam?
  • Aimed at Years 5-6
  • A six-week literacy intervention, in your school
  • Story Slam builds confidence, literacy, performance, oracy and public speaking skills
  • Weekly sessions led by a Discover Story Builder
  • A visit by professional storyteller who will deliver a workshop and may be able to perform to the wider school
  • CPD for teachers
  • A school assembly for pupils to showcase work to their peers and practise storytelling with an audience
  • End of project Story Slam event in prestigious cultural venue
  • Contribution is £450+VAT per class

Now open for September 2019 intake for schools in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham and Greenwich.


Through a series of workshops based on oral storytelling and story making, pupils will explore and develop techniques in public-speaking, creative writing and performance; designed to increase children’s creativity and confidence with language.

The sessions will be delivered weekly by one of Discover’s Story Builders and will include a visit from an external artist who will deliver a workshop and perform for the wider school. The project culminates with participation in a live story slam at a prestigious cultural venue and will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including a professional artist.


To book, or if you have any further questions, please email charlotte.metairie@discover.org.uk or call 020 8536 5548.