What a fabulous day! The feedback has been amazing!
– Crown Woods College, Eltham; Book Week visit, years 7/8
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I work with secondary, primary and nursery as well as SEN, working with schools across the UK and overseas. I have been commissioned to create schools storytelling workshops with various partners including: House of Fairytales, Leighton House Museum, Jewish Music Institute, Garden Museum, Guildhall Library, Discover Story Centre, and Thames 21 . I also run storytelling workshops for teachers. Here’s an article for the National Literacy Trust about my approach to storytelling for schools.
I work with all age groups, including adults and those with special needs. I often use multi sensory props.
Schools programmes & workshops
Some of the programmes I offer for EYFS, KS1,2,3 and special needs. To find out more about my general repertoire, please contact me.
1. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Join in and help tell the story! Lively, funny and inspiring tales from many cultures and countries. Lots of music, singing and acting! I also take special commissions.
There was fantastic feedback from all age groups and practitioners. All the children were engaged and were enthralled by you – even the under-twos wanted it to carry on!
– Manager, Coin Street Nursery, SE1
2. KS1 & KS2
Whole-school visits and story-making workshops. Write a book, build a story as a class, create your own tales… or listen and join in with stories across the curriculum. Popular themes include pirates, Greek or Egyptian myths, poetry-from-stories, London history and folk tales from around the world.
Thank you so much for your wonderful storytelling sessions today – the children and teachers were absolutely raving about the sessions. –Camelot Primary School SE15
3. KS2 & KS3
Rich, compelling stories across the curriculum, including exciting tales about World War 2, scary urban legends and fascinating myths from around the world.
Your freaky story has given me nightmares…please come back soon.
It was as if the world stopped.
– Letters from year 7 pupils, St Olaves Grammar School Orpington
4. Students with additional needs
Multi-sensory stories with lots of interaction, creative props and musical instruments. I often use smell, touch and different sounds. Please let me know your needs and I will devise something which suits your group perfectly.
All the children loved the stories. I was expecting them to get bored or restless, but they really enjoyed- thank you so much. I look forward to seeing you next year.
–Octavia House Therapeutic School (for children with social and behavioural needs)
“Thank you for a very enjoyable day. My class particularly enjoyed being Pearly Kings and Queens!”
Multi sensory and interactive -different stories for different levels made the experience fun and accessible for all!
It was good that it was sensory so the children could experience stories in various ways – especially good for our group as some of them have complex healthcare needs.