Swedish folk tales

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This week I visited Abbey Ravenscroft Park Nursing home for a spot of performance storytelling.   My audience included a lovely lady who had just turned 100 years old!  I’d rehearsed a couple of Swedish folk tales.  One of them was called the ‘Troll Ride’ about Pedar Lars, a poor farmer’s boy journeying to propose […]

Literacy Day

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Encouraging children to read Today is national Literacy Day. Dismal statistics have been announced where 45% of white working class children are leaving primary without being able read very well. The National Literacy Trust along with a coalition of charities, teachers, parents and businesses, have launched a campaign ‘Read on. Get On’.  As part of Literacy Day, they are […]