Local primary school children explore history of Leicester Cathedral

One hundred primary school children in Leicester will have the opportunity to retell the story of Leicester Cathedral in a creative writing workshop led by tutors from our School of Arts on Friday 3 March.

The students will receive help from creative writing practitioners and, by the end of the workshop, will draft their own piece of flash fiction using items found within the Cathedral.

The children could write about a range of objects, from a mysterious medieval chest, to a cross rescued from the burning Ypres Cathedral in the First World War, to the new Redemption windows by Tom Denny.

The workshop will begin with a talk on the Cathedral’s history and a lesson on flash fiction. The students will then work in groups to produce their creative pieces with help from tutors with selected pieces featuring on the blog of the University’s Centre for New Writing.