Digital Events for Schools & Families

Don’t miss our teacher and parent resources and competition packs linked below.

Under normal circumstances, the Bradford Literature Festival Schools Programme welcomes students from across the city to take part in a series of day-long literary celebrations, each following a particular theme. Of course, these are not normal circumstances and so our hugely popular programme will take place online inviting not just schools but also families to join us for fun, free, educational digital ‘events’ available on demand from the comfort of your home or classroom.

Split into activity for both Primary age (5-11) and Secondary age (11 – 18) children, look out for age-range guidance, clearly stated at the top of each event listing. Age ranges reflect National Curriculum content but may also be enjoyed by older or younger children at teacher/parent discretion.

Each ‘day’ of activity will become available on a set date and remain accessible for on demand viewing from that point forward.

Featuring inspirational writers and performers from Bradford and beyond, including everything from talks and readings with your favourite writers to interactive performances and creative workshops, we hope you and your children will have fun learning with our 2020 Programme for Schools & Families.

Author Events – Teacher & Parent Resources

Primary Age

Funded by the Pears Foundation, our Primary Author Day events will explore the story and characters of Peter Pan. Content is suitable for students across KS1 and KS2.

Secondary Age

Funded by the Emerald Foundation, events focus on the theme of the Gothic novel and local contemporary authors explore the idea of “write where you are”. Content is suitable for students in KS3, KS4 or A/S & A level and can be used as an introduction to the gothic genre, or to deepen and widen contextual awareness and understanding.

Poetry Events – Teacher & Parent Resources

Primary Age

Funded by Bradford Opportunity Area, events explore everything from constructing beatbox rhymes to space inspired verse as poets from Bradford and beyond share their top tips for creating captivating poems. Content is suitable for students across KS1 and KS2.

Secondary Age

Funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, our poetry programme is packed full of inspiration for budding bards and reluctant readers. Content is suitable for students in KS3, KS4 or A/S & A level.

Competitions

For each or our themed days children can take part in an exciting competition tailored to their Key Stage/ age. For more information, view our competition packs linked below:

Primary Author Day Competition Pack

Primary Poetry Day Competition Pack

Secondary Author Day Competition Pack

Secondary Poetry Day Competition Pack