Our Stories

An intergalactic Christmas

BY SOS
Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

We’ve been feeling sooooo festive at S.O.S HQ this week! We got out our glitter and glue and decorated the S.O.S tree for the Winter Gardens Trust Christmas Tree Festival. Take a peek and see what you think. Friendly space creatures (designed by our fantastic StorySavers from local schools) really wanted to help us celebrate… Read more »

Saving Stories at Old Trafford Library

BY S.O.S
Old Trafford Library Manchester M16 9AX, United Kingdom

Zanzibar Zoe was a nasty old pirate when Save Our Stories first encountered her. She was a dedicated destroyer of stories, and quite a dab hand with a cutlass. In a strange twist of fate Zoe’s life was saved by stories and she now repays her debt by boarding the S.O.S RescueShip and helping us… Read more »

Friendly Space Creatures

BY S.O.S
Blackpool, United Kingdom

Our RescueShip spent the Summer Term travelling to local schools and libraries on the Fylde Coast. Inspired by our Robot Aliens story we challenged children to create some friendly space creatures. Aren’t they amazing! We especially love how many are referencing books and stories. A huge well done you to Baines Endowed VC Primary School,… Read more »

Wordpool Festival Family Day – Animal Antics

BY SOS
Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, United Kingdom

We had intergalactic adventures galore at Wordpool Festival‘s Family Day on Saturday. We performed our exciting new touring show Robot Aliens Stole My iPig. Dr New and the Binaries travelled to Earth in our plucky S.O.S RescueShip. They were on the hunt for Dr New’s missing iPig, a supersonic story storage device. The iPig holds all… Read more »

Robot Aliens in Wigan

BY S.O.S
The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan, United Kingdom

  The S.O.S RescueShip was on the hunt for story stealing aliens in Wigan Town Centre. Aided by the mysterious Dr New and her trusty Robot helpers. Wigan Arts Festival Our  intergalactic high-jinks came to Wigan as part of Wigan Arts Festival pre-festival celebrations. Wigan Arts Festival is a fantastic two week programme of live events. including dance, poetry,… Read more »

World Book Day with Blackpool Libraries

BY S.O.S
Moor Park Library, United Kingdom

We had a blast celebrating World Book Day with Blackpool Libraries! CJ Griffiths Photography came along to Moor Park and Layton Library to document our day. We absolutely adore these photos of St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School and Layton Primary School enjoying stories with StoryCrew mate Louise. They had a great time aboard the S.O.S RescueShip

Doing Something Booky for World Book Day

BY S.O.S
Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

This year we celebrated World Book Day in style, doing lots of booky things with four Blackpool Libraries and local school children. The RescueShip was joined by our storytelling Crew Member, Louise. Louise’s storytelling session was based on Nick Walker’s original Save Our Stories book. She explored all the different ways stories could be saved… Read more »

Yo Ho Ho… it’s Gingerbread Time!

BY S.O.S
Palatine Library, Saint Anne's Road, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Our RescueShip and crew had a great day at Palatine Library with children from Marton, Waterloo, and St Cuthbert’s Primary Schools. We enjoyed saving a special Christmas story with storyteller Dan Worsley, and created fabulous gingerbread characters.

Devonshire Primary School KS2

BY KS2
Devonshire Primary School, Blackpool, United Kingdom

S.O.S RescueShip crewmates, Dan Worsley, Louise Fazackerley, and Vanessa Card helped students track down story-stealing pirates. They created magnificent Wanted! posters to try and catch the culprits before any more stories were lost. This workshop was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016.

Revoe Learning Academy

BY S.O.S
Revoe Learning Academy, Grasmere Road, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Students worked with storytellers Dan Worsley and Louise Fazackerley to find out Who Stole the Stories. The students produced Wanted! posters for some dastardly story-stealing pirates. They also created large fearsome pirate heads with artist, Vanessa Card. This was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016.

Unity Academy Year 5

BY SOS
Unity Academy Blackpool, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Unity Academy worked with Dan Worsley, Louise Fazackerley, and Vanessa Card to discover Who Stole The Stories. The culprits? Only some downright unpleasant story-hating pirates. This workshop was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016.

Stanley Primary School -Year 4

BY S.O.S
Stanley Primary School, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Stanley Primary School worked with storytellers Dan Worsley and Louise Fazackerley to find out Who Stole the Stories. The students produced Wanted! posters for some dastardly story-stealing pirates. They also created large fearsome pirate heads with artist, Vanessa Card. This was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in… Read more »

Baines’ Endowed Primary School – Years 3/4

BY sos
Baines Endowed C Of E Primary School, Penrose Avenue, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Students worked with storytellers Dan Worsley and Louise Fazackerley to find out Who Stole the Stories. The students produced Wanted! posters for some dastardly story-stealing pirates. They also created large fearsome pirate heads with artist, Vanessa Card. This was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016.

Westcliff Primary School – Year 4

BY S.O.S
Westcliff Primary School and Nursery, Crawford Avenue, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Westcliff Primary School worked with Dan Worsley, Louise Fazackerley, and Vanessa Card to discover Who Stole The Stories. The culprits? Only some downright unpleasant story-hating pirates. This workshop was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016. The students work was displayed at Wordpool’s Family Day event, where… Read more »

Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School – Years 2/4

BY S.O.S
Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Students worked with storyteller Dan Worsley to produce Wanted! posters for some dastardly story-stealing pirates. They also created some fantastic giant pirate heads with artist, Vanessa Card. This was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016. The students work was displayed at Wordpool’s Family Day event.

Christ the King Catholic Academy

BY S.O.S
Christ The King Catholic Academy, Rodwell Walk, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Students worked with storyteller Dan Worsley to produce Wanted! posters for some dastardly story-stealing pirates. They also created large fearsome pirate heads with artist, Vanessa Card. This was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016.

Ur Potential Blackpool Pride Festival Parade 2016

BY S.O.S
UR Potential, Central Drive, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Poet and Storyteller, Louise Fazackerley held a writing workshop with Ur Potential’s LGB&T group. Later on our RescueShip joined up with Blackpool Libraries for the Blackpool Pride Festival parade  

St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School Year 2

BY S.O.S
St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School, Newton Drive, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Students worked with storyteller Dan Worsley to produce Wanted! posters for some dastardly story-stealing pirates. They also created large fearsome pirate heads with artist, Vanessa Card. This was part of the Wordpool Schools offer leading up to the Big Family Fun Day in 2016.

Our First Story

BY Nick Walker
Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

A Monster Stole Our Stories

BY S.O.S
Talbot & Brunswick Children's Centre, Gorton Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Nick Walker and Andy Hazell visited Blackpool Talbot and Brunswick Children’s Centre. They worked with the children and their parents to figure out who stole all our stories, and why? The answer was that fierce, story-gobbling monsters were after all the yummy stories. Crikey! The children brilliantly imagined and drew all the gruesome creatures which they… Read more »

Our Stories are Lost – Chaucer Community Primary School & Larkholme Primary School

BY S.O.S
Chaucer Community Primary School, Chaucer Road, Fleetwood, United Kingdom

“Imagine if, one night, all our stories were stolen, so that in the morning, when we woke up, we discovered they were all gone. Which stories would you miss the most?” This is the question author Nick Walker asked children from Chaucer Primary School and Larkholme Primary School. Nick and artist Andy Hazell visited the children to ask for their… Read more »

Disappearing Stories

BY S.O.S
Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood, United Kingdom

Andy Hazell and Nick Walker visited Fleetwood High School to consult with the students about the creation of the S.O.S RescueShip