About The Story Project

We believe in teaching wellbeing as a set of social and emotional skills and tools that can be practised throughout life.

Using stories already loved in classrooms, we offer a ready-to-use curriculum of lesson plans and teaching resources to guide and support children’s wellbeing practice.

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What drives us

Wellbeing has never been so important

Children’s mental health challenges are on the rise and schools are under pressure to deliver bigger and better outcomes. We see wellbeing, not as a fixed state, but as a set of skills and tools that can be used and adapted throughout life. We’re putting stories at the heart of teaching this to children.

Our Story

Since 2017, mental health disorders in children aged 6-16 years have risen from one in nine (11.6%) to one in six (17.4%) (NHS 2021)

Children from low socio-economic backgrounds are 3 times more likely to experience a mental health problem (Green et al, 2004)

Teaching wellbeing skills improves academic performance by 11-17% (Payton et al, 2008)

Wellbeing, PSHE, RSHE
& Emotional Literacy

Designed by teachers, for teachers, our ready-to-use curriculum is rooted in the very latest research and developments in the field. Our lesson plans and teaching resources cover the statutory and recommended PSHE, RSHE and emotional literacy skills.

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For Primary and Secondary Schools

As teachers ourselves, we understand the pressure to deliver emotional literacy outcomes. That’s why we’ve created a complete wellbeing curriculum based on the stories that you’re already using in the classroom. By putting these stories centre stage, we’ve made it easier to combine teaching of emotional literacy with academic literacy, without compromising on results.

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The Story Project

Training and support is an important part of what we offer. All our products come with a user guide, plus access to further support if needed so you can make the most of our teaching resources.

We will also show you how to apply our unique and evidence-based STORY model to any children’s story, allowing you to turn any book into a wellbeing lesson.

Join the Story Project

We’d love you to be part of our community using children’s stories to inspire lifelong wellbeing practice.

We offer a range of packages to suit all schools and budgets. Costs are based on pupil numbers, ensuring even the smallest of schools can join. And all our packages also include access to training and support.

You can also become a member to stay up to date with our news and receive regular updates and add-ons as we evolve and grow.

Free Trial

Try out The Story Project by accessing 2 complete lesson resources, for KS1 and KS2.


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Whole School

PHSE and Emotional Literacy curriculum for the whole school, 42 complete lesson resources for YR to Y6, Bonus “Starting School” lesson resources plus The Story Project training.

From: £375.00 / year

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Key Stage 1

PHSE and Emotional Literacy curriculum for KS1, 18 complete lesson resources for YR to Y2, Bonus “Starting School” lesson resources plus The Story Project training.

From: £175.00 / year

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Key Stage 2

PHSE and Emotional Literacy curriculum for KS2, 24 complete lesson resources for Y3 to Y6, Bonus “Starting School” lesson resources plus The Story Project training.

From: £225.00 / year

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Our training and support are included when you purchase any of our packages. You’ll also receive updates and add-ons free of charge for 12 months (excluding the free trial). After this time, you can choose either to download the resources you’ve paid for, or subscribe for a minimal annual fee to continue accessing the members’ area and to receive all the latest updates and resources.

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Making an Impact

Our users are our strongest advocates. Here, we proudly present the voices of children, teachers and parents who are already part of The Story Project community.

"My reception class have absolutely adored the texts" Primary School Teacher,

My reception class have absolutely adored the texts. They have remembered all of the characters they’ve met through the emotions/stories linked to them. They love our Story Project display board and we make links to key words frequently. They are fully engaged in the range of activities linked to each week. We use our visual emotions chart which has really helped with their vocabulary. We all love it!

"These lessons really capture his attention" Parent,

My son always talks about his Story Project lessons, he loves them! He struggles to engage with most subjects at school because he is very hyperactive, but these lessons really capture his attention. During the lockdown when you were delivering the lessons online, we would do them together and I learnt lots of tips too to manage my covid stress! I am so happy you cover these subjects at school.

"A Story Calms the Chaos!" Year 6 child,

Having a story in our wellbeing lesson helps us to relate to what we are learning. Seeing how people deal with their problems in the stories, helps me to think of ways to deal with my problems: Like when the Drum Dream Girl keeps going it makes me want to keep going. Using stories in wellbeing is also quite relaxing, as we are usually rushing around at lunchtime and when we come in for wellbeing- having a story calms the chaos. It's also nice because if I'm sad or cross, I can escape into the story.

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If you are interested in joining The Story Project, or want to find out more, please get in touch.

Contact: olivia@story-project.co.uk or fill in the form below.


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    We believe in a future where all children have the tools, skills and knowledge they need to practise life-long wellbeing, making healthier choices for themselves and others.

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