We all love stories, telling them, reading them, watching them and writing them. Thanks to sponsorship from Ogier, local schools have been finding out  some Jersey stories from the past and writing their own.

Using five short filmed stories, told in first person, our Learning Manager, took these stories into schools for the children to watch.  We gave the children a 'story stack' of ideas and talked about different types of stories and then give them a chance to write their own stories from history. 

Here are some of the stories created by local children

Films and Learning Resources

The presentation below demonstrates different kind of storytelling and offers advice on creating and writing stories.  These storyboard sheets help children to put their ideas down before they write their final story.

Meet Sir Hugh Calveley

You may have seen Sir Hugh at Mont Orgueil Castle, sitting on his horse in the Middle Ward, and we have been able to bring him to life so he can tell his story about being a Knight in the 14th century.

Meet Lillie Langtry

Famous Victorian society beauty and actress tells the story of her amazing life.

Meet Mary Grimsha

A cleaner to a king, she tells the story of when Charles II sought refuge in Jersey.

Meet Philippe d’Auvergne

An explorer, sailor and Duke, he tells his story of shipwrecks and spies.

Meet Josue Nicolle

The Greffier tells the story of the cholera outbreaks in 1832 and 1849.