Teacher is set to inspire

A WISBECH teacher, working at a Peterborough school, has set up a writing shop in a bid to inspire young children.

Natalie Bailey, a newly qualified teacher working at Southfields Primary School, and a colleague have launched what they believe is the UK’s first opening of a unique curious writing shop.

They have a special guest, Lucy MacNab from the Ministry of Stories, performing the official opening on July 4.

Explained Natalie: “We have developed an original idea from the well-known author Nick Hornby and his Ministry of Stories in London and have had our own shop built in school.

“This has attracted many famous children’s writers (who have planned to visit us soon) and the Ministry of Stories themselves, who would now like us to inspire children’s writing with schools in London.

“My aim is to extend our support to the schools within Wisbech and the surrounding areas.

“We have already shared our creative ideas with many teachers and schools within the Peterborough area and it would be great to do something locally too.”

Called “Morphus and Nonsense”, the writing shop enables children to unlock their imagination.