For Children and Families

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Story workshops for primary school-aged children and their families. Read, write and draw yourself on a storytelling journey with us after school or during school holidays!

After-School Workshops

Free, but please book. Fruit provided for afternoon tea. Because these storytelling workshops are free, we prioritise spaces for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse and low socio-economic backgrounds. Please let us know if you have a Health Care Card or speak a language other than English at home when booking. Workshops run during school terms.

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BooWriClu

For primary school children and their families

Can’t decide between Book Club and Write Club? Why choose?! Monday afternoons are a readerly AND writerly affair at 100 Story Building. A special guest may drop in and share their favourite books, you can jump on the writing circuit and develop your characters, settings or stories with activities, or you can do some just plain old sitting in a quiet corner and getting lost in a good book.

Children are welcome to come in straight after school and sit and read a book before the program starts. Parents and carers are also welcome (and encouraged) to participate in the workshops.

4:30–5:30pm, every Monday during school terms.  OR 10am-12pm, every Saturday during school terms.

2017 workshops begin Monday 30 January.

Register here, or call or email us for a chat: info@100storybuilding.org.au, 9044 8215.

 

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Early Harvest

Issue Five … Theme: IMPOSSIBLE!

Fifteen young editors, stories, games, optical illusions and one literary magazine jam packed with the impossible … what could go wrong? This year we are joined by young editors from Deer Park North PS, Footscray North PS, St Monica’s PS, Footscray West PS and Holy Eucharist St Albans. And Britney, one of our very first Early Harvest editors, returns as mentor!

Can’t wait to read about all things impossible? Try some technology, zombie/sci-fi or secrets from earlier editions instead. Buy Early Harvest issue five here

 

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Story Hubs

Are you interested in a creative space especially for children and young people in your school, local library or community hub? We would love to hear from you – especially if you are a child or a family who lives in or near Sunshine, St Albans or Deer Park. We’re looking to understand what you want in a creative space.

Sign up for more information and to talk to us here. This consultation runs until March 2017.

 

 

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Pigeon Post

Have you met our grand poobah P.Jons? P.Jons edits the Pigeon Post, which visitors to 100 Story Building will know is the major source of news, leaks and cats here in the Building. We don’t think you’ve met P. Jons because WE haven’t met P. Jons and we’d be very cranky if you got to do it first. Almost as cranky as P. Jons! But why is P.Jons so cranky?

Subscribe and find out! For ages 6+

 

 

100 Story Holidays

 

To support our free programs for children and young people in Melbourne’s west, we run 100 Story Holidays. This is a series of school holiday writing workshops for kids aged 7 – 11 years who love to write and tell stories.

When: School holidays (usually first week of the holidays)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $49/workshop
For ages: 7-12 years
Includes: all materials, takeaway stories, fruit for morning tea

For bookings and more information, check out our holiday workshops here. These workshops support our free programs for children and young people.