Marvellous Birds

Marvellous Birds is a creative writing and storytelling project for Years 5 and 6 students that explores the feathered beauty of some truly incredible birds. Through carefully scaffolded creative writing activities, students will explore themes such as community, camaraderie, displacement, environmental change, migration and the challenges of new adventures – through the piercing eyes and under the all-seeing gaze of the magnificent, mysterious (and occasionally menacing!) birdlife of the world.

Over six months (two school terms), Story Factory led creative writing programs at four primary schools, where students were supported to author their own original creative story.

Selected writing from across the four schools will be collected into a professionally illustrated and published anthology, which will be available to purchase at the Story Factory bookshop.

My life was pretty normal after the confrontation with the Russian Government, apart from the weekly heists on the bank and the everyday terrorising of pedestrians.

 – Minh, Blaxcell Street Public School

The woman had very long jet black hair with some silver and white strands. She wasn’t old, just creative.

Maple, Plumpton Public School

Supported by the Sheargold Foundation, the Key Foundation, BridgeLane, and CommBank.

I terminated the call and spread my magnificent wings, stretching inside my New York penthouse. It wasn’t actually mine, I had smashed through the window, grabbed the owner with my massive talons and flung him out the window.

– student writing

I snorted, an incredible accomplishment for an eagle who had slanted nostrils.

student writing