I was lucky enough to be in Fighting Words this week as they welcomed their first school group. The building is absolutely stunning – bright and airy with flexible space and bookshelves that act as doors.
For primary school groups they get the chance to work with a host and an illustrator to create their own book and each leave their personal copy, complete with space for each of them to add their own unique ending. The session worked really well and the kids I chatted to adored the whole process. Sarah was their faithful scribe.
Its a very powerful symbol to have an organisation dedicated to creating and enjoying stories. Wouldn’t it be magic if every town in Ireland had a dedicated story space?
Fighting Words are always on the look out for volunteers- its’s great fun, give it a go. You can read more about other international versions over on 826valencia.org