target age range 7-12Sly Story


To produce individual or group “audio book”.


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • write a short story or poem
  • record dialogue using computer based recording medium.
  • make and create sound effects to accompany the story
  • make and create a “film score” to accompany the story
  • compile and edit the audio using computer based software, to produce a finished CD of their work.

Sly will provide all equipment and resources required to deliver the workshop.

Examples of Previous Sessions - this workshop was for primary school children.  The theme for this project was THE SEA. - this workshop was based around the history of Belvoir Castle. The participants made a “radio show”, with reports, music and sound effects.

Workshop format

We at Sly have, through experience found that there always needs to be an element of flexibility in a workshop schedule, however we often start with the following model:

Sly will have for example 3 areas in which the participants work:

  • Area 1 : Story writing and recording
  • Area 2 : Music and sound effects creation
  • Area 3 : Editing Compiling and production

Working in smaller groups, everybody will visit and revisit each area to add something to their track.

All the work in progress is saved centrally, and so is accessible from all areas via the Sly computer network.

As the workshop develops, and the participants “take ownership” of the project, the timetable becomes more flexible, and work is focussed in the areas needed to finish the track.

If appropriate, for the last bit of the last day, a live performance showcasing the finished work to an invited audience of mums and dads, aunties, uncles, mates etc…….

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