Did you know that magical beings prowl the aisles of your local supermarket? Read on for our latest anthology of creative writing, Super (Market) stories, written by our Saturday Clubs. Read Super(Market) Stories here.
Did you know that crisps, silly putty and microwaves were all invented by mistake? Sometimes we get so bogged down in the quagmire of perfection, we forget that some of the best things come out of our mistakes. Dive into this book of activities to discover a catastrophe of beautiful blunders and marvellous mistakes. Say goodbye to being perfect and see where your slippery slip-ups could take you… Read the Marvellous Mistakes here!
The Paper Portals project took place at Thornhill Primary School in 2023. Children and their parents and carers were encouraged to create their own paper portals, imagine worlds and write about those worlds. We are excited to share those with you now!
Let the Grimm Games begin – Tie-Dye Ball!
Have you heard? There’s a brand-new sport taking the magical world by storm. Everyone who’s anyone is flocking to come and participate – but what is it?
In June-July 2022, a group of 9-13 year olds came to Grimm & Co on Thursday afternoons for a programme of creative workshops. During this time, they designed everything about their brand new game – from the rules to the history, the pitch to the famous players.
Now, you can read all about this new game. Introducing…
Tie-Dye Ball! Read the rules here!
Grimm Guide to the Magical Year:
In Autumn 2021, young people from our Tuesday after- school programme began exploring seasons in the natural world. After discussing the mortal seasons, we all know, the young people also explored a magical fifth season, only present in the magical realm. You can read all about it here, in this almanac.
Brilliant Bookshelf of Grimm tales:
In Summer 2021, young people from our Saturday Club began exploring fairy tales from different cultures around the world. After sharing stories from far and wide, the young people created their own fairy tales which you can find right here!
Grimm Artefacts – Bishops’ House:
In the gloomy late winter of 2022, a group of brave young writers from Grimm & Co visited Bishop’s House museum (Sheffield) after hours to explore its secrets with the help of volunteer archaeologist, Ken Dash. Questions were raised, imaginations were sparked, and the writers spent the following six weeks creating stories behind the objects in the house. The project culminated in a live tour of the house, where the young writers worked with professional actors to bring the stories to life. For one night only, we were able to communicate with the mysterious objects in the museum to hear them speak. Hold on to your broomsticks, and keep your familiars close for this magical (and sometimes chilling) reimagining of one of Sheffield’s oldest buildings.
Magical Travel Guides:
Magical Travel Guides: The Magical Travel guide was written over the course of eleven sessions in 2020/21, by thirty amazing young writers aged 9-13 from Scotland and England (helped along by staff from Moat Brae and Grimm & Co). The book spans two countries, and takes you on a journey from Dumfries to Carlisle to Sheffield, with a few special detours along the way. Although these places are very real, they are slightly different to the ones mortal humans can see.
Grimm Artefacts – Clifton Park:
In September 2020, as lockdown restrictions were easing, Grimm & Co arranged for their weekly Saturday groups to visit Clifton Park Museum. Not only did this excursion ignite the imaginations of the children and young people, but it was also the first time they had seen each other face to face since March. Immediately a sense of familiarity and pride was felt as they ventured into Rotherham’s beautiful time capsule of history, whilst also learning new things and reimagining the old things. The six-week programme that followed, explored the fantastical narrative of objects as well as looking closely at the role museums have played throughout history and what they will represent in the future. Turn the page and travel through time, space and imaginations.