Marvellous Birds is a creative writing and storytelling project for Years 5 and 6 students that explored the feathered beauty of some truly incredible birds. Through carefully scaffolded creative writing activities, students investigated 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 has been collected into a professionally illustrated and published anthology, which is available to purchase at the Story Factory bookshop.
Marvellous Birds is supported by the BridgeLane Foundation, Sheargold Foundation and the Key Foundation.