First Story provides young people experiencing disadvantage with enriching extracurricular creative writing activities and cultural experiences that foster their creativity, confidence, ability and talent. Our flagship programme places inspiring professional writers in residence in non-selective secondary schools in low-income communities. Writers work intensively with a consistent group towards publication of a printed anthology. Our regular events, competitions and resources for teachers complement our core provision. Participants develop their unique voices and learn to tell their own stories with confidence and skill. Our growing portfolio of exclusive opportunities for alumni ensures a progression pipeline for talent.