Fly High Stories was founded by old friends, director Jemma Gross and writer Rachel Barnett-Jones, to create work for family audiences with an emphasis on growth mindset and confidence building. Both mothers, they were inspired by a desire to create accessible stories on stage, screen and radio which their children would be captivated by. They are committed to making work which can be enjoyed and understood by young audiences everywhere.
Our Core Values
Fly High Stories creates work that:
Opens up the possibilities of ‘play’ for children and their grown-ups
Looks at 'BIG' ideas & begins a conversation
Helps adults to discuss BIG ideas with Children
Reminds others of JOY and FUN
Inspires critical thinking through stories, song & art
Encourages & empowers children to feel excited and make big decisions about their future
We are supported by & work with ...
FLY HIGH: A 60 minute play for children and their grown ups about aerodynamics and growth mindset - commissioned by the Singapore Repertory Theatre and supported by Arts Council England, artsdepot and the RAF museum in Hendon. (Touring plans are on hold due to Coronavirus)
FLY HIGH ANIMATION SERIES - Pilot episode: Paper Plane. Arts Council England funded project.
FUN PALACE EVENTS - open access workshops linking dance, visual art, papercraft, and science at artsdepot, London.
PLAY AT HOME- a curated and commissioned series of scripts for families to act out together at home during the lockdown. This is a free and ongoing resource and, at point of writing, has been accessed 1700 times from over 10 countries - feedback has been astonishingly positive.
TOGETHER APART: a new creative writing and mental wellbeing workshop designed specifically for Key Stage 2 for Autumn 2020, funded by artsdepot, John Lyon Charity, the John Thaw Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund.
ADVENTURE IN THE LIBRARY: an interactive online storytelling experience created for Barnet Libraries to launch the Summer Reading Challenge.
TWELVE TINY PLAYS: online project to create short “Festive” themed scripts for children and their families to act out together at home, in school, and at youth groups.