Write Your Own Story

Unleash your imagination with our “Write Your Own Story” activity, centered around the enchanting town of Congleton! This creative challenge invites young minds to craft their own fantastical tales, weaving together elements of fantasy, adventure, or any genre they choose. Set against the backdrop of Congleton’s historical landmarks and charming streets, this activity encourages exploration and storytelling. Whether it’s dragons soaring over Tudor rooftops or wizards casting spells in the Physic Garden, the possibilities are endless. Let your creativity soar and bring your unique vision of Congleton to life in a story that’s entirely your own!

Complete the challenge and receive your Write Your Own Story reward sticker. Don’t forget to fill your Heritage Passport, the more activities you complete, the more stickers you are rewarded.

Encourage creativity and storytelling skills by writing a story about Congleton using characters and objects provided on the worksheet. If you are unable to print this activity, why not draw your own characters. If you are making your own, consider landmarks or buildings you’ve seen in the town, and choose some of your favourite people to feature in the story!

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  1. Read the Story of Congleton:
  2. Worksheet Overview:
    • Look at the worksheet provided. It includes various characters and objects that you can use in your story. Here are some examples:
    • Characters: A mysterious lawnmower, a very strong bulldog, a handsome duke, and a hidden Cheshire cat.
    • Objects: An old bridge, a red telephone box, a very ordinary letter box, an English breakfast, a mysterious house.
  3. Story Requirements:
    • Minimum Use: Use at least 5 characters and objects from the worksheet in your story.
    • Naming: Give names to the characters and objects to make your story more engaging.
    • Illustration: Sign the pictures of the characters and objects on the worksheet with their names so they can be easily related to the text of your story.
  4. Writing Your Story:
    • Setting: Begin by setting the scene. Where does your story take place? Is it in a magical land, a historical setting like Congleton, or somewhere else entirely?
    • Plot: Create an exciting plot. What adventure or challenge do your characters face? How do the objects help them?
    • Characters: Introduce your characters and describe their roles. How do they interact with each other? What are their goals?
    • Conflict and Resolution: Every good story has a problem that needs solving. What problem do your characters encounter? How do they solve it?
    • Ending: Conclude your story with a satisfying ending. Did the characters achieve their goals? What did they learn?
  5. Tips for Success
    • Be Creative: Let your imagination run wild. There are no wrong ideas!
    • Details: Add lots of details to make your story vivid and engaging.
    • Revisions: Don’t be afraid to revise your story to make it even better.

Happy storytelling! We can’t wait to read your amazing tales!