King Edward VI High School For Girls - Creative Writing

Partner: KEHS Primary School Network (4)
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

This will be delivered by Mike Carter who has written over 25 plays which have been staged in prestigious venues across the world. He worked with Roald Dahl on a musical adaptation of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, which premiered at The Gardner Arts Centre in 1986 and which has enjoyed numerous productions since (including the BBC’s highly acclaimed ‘Listen’ Series starring Gary Wilmot and Maria Friedman). He also collaborated with Raymond Briggs on the only stage adaptation of the cult comic book, ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’ which opened at the Leicester Haymarket under the direction of the late Ken Campbell in 1995. Mike also wrote the film script of 'Connected' starring Natasha Staples and Luke Healy, which has enjoyed screenings in the UK, New Zealand and across Europe. His latest film, 'Brothers of War’ which he wrote and directed, has recently been launched by Koch Media and was released nationwide in November 2015.

Background and goals

KEHS Teaching School has been working with primary schools in and around Birmingham since 2011. Each year we work with over 500 local children providing regular enrichment workshops where pupils are able to experience interactive, hands-on activities working in small groups.  As soon as we published the details of our extensive outreach workshops this new addition is very quickly over-subscribed.  

Pupil involvement

Mike is always assisted by a number of Sixth Form students who support the children with their creative writing.