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Schools

Kingsley & Co is a project of Ykids. Ykids have been working in the community and schools for over 20 years. We have run projects and events of many different types. 

As we want children to love stories, adventure and reading, we know that working with schools is a great way of achieving this. There are many things that we are able to offer your school.  

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Bronze Literary Discovery Experiences

A 1 hour visit to Kingsley & Co for 30 children. This includes choosing a free book,

visiting the Discovery Room, and an interactive literary quiz.

Silver Literary Discovery Experiences


A 2 hour visit to the shop for 30 children. This includes choosing a free book, visiting the Discovery Room, an interactive literary quiz, hot chocolate, biscuit for all, and one of our brand new package workshops provided by our Story Keeper.

These workshops are fantastic literary experiences for your students, either exploring traditional tales, developing stories through hidden means, or bringing stories to life through drama. These can all be tailored to the specific age group, class, and curriculum too - don't hesitate to call and ask.

Gold Literary Discovery Experiences


A 2 hour visit to the shop for 30 children.  This includes choosing a free book, visiting the Discovery Room, an interactive literary quiz, hot chocolate, cake for all, and a fantastic workshop provided by either our Author in Residence, Patron or local author.

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Visits to the shop

Come and visit our magical book shop and discover its many secrets. Walk through the wardrobe in to the classroom, discover the secret room and explore the rest of the shop with our interactive literary quiz. 

Giant Slayers 

Giant Slayers is a Ykids programme to help children to deal with their worries and anxieties. It is designed to give children the strategies they need to face anything that comes their way. 

Assemblies 

One FREE assembly.  We offer fun, interactive story assemblies.  These can include an introduction to Kingsley & Co or bespoke to each individual school requirements.

Faith- based workshops/ assemblies 

The bible has many stories to tell. We offer faith-based workshops and assemblies on a range of different topics.  

Story/history sessions based around Bootle  

Bootle has a very rich story of its own. We have sessions to teach what happened in this area in the past including: Vikings, Victorians, The World Wars and more. 

Story-based, well-being workshops in classroom  

Our workshops are a way of getting children involved with stories and adventure. The stories chosen will have a message of well-being to share with the children as well. 

We have run Children’s Literary festivals in the past with amazing success. With guest authors, assemblies, workshops, performances and more there is plenty for your school to get involved with. For more information see our events page.

Testimonials

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Sefton Primary School visits

Thank you everyone at Kingsley & Co and Ykids for the loveliest day! We have been so inspired by your bookshop we already have ideas for our Learning Resource Centre to be even better!  There is nothing more magical than new books and our pupils are delighted - Teacher

No better feeling than taking pupils to a beautiful book shop to choose new books.  Nothing better than watching our pupils enjoy exploring literature - Teacher

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Get in Touch

Our Story Keeper, Jake, will be in touch with you about your enquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!

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