Storytelling and literacy

Posted on Posted in KS1 & KS2, Primary Schools, Storytelling, Storytelling Workshops

Storytelling in schools Most of my storytelling time is spent in schools. Teachers invite me to come along and join in celebrations for Book Week,  National Storytelling Week, World Book Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, International Week and many more.   Supporting literacy My aims are usually to inspire children with the pleasure […]

Storytelling in different cultures

Posted on Posted in KS1 & KS2, Primary Schools, Storytelling, Storytelling Workshops

A visit to the International School of London ‘Stories express beliefs, values and ideas’.  This was one of the cenral ideas being explored at the International School of London near Gunnersbury.  I was really pleased to be invited to run storytelling workshops at their school.  We looked at the role of storytelling in different cultures and storytelling […]

Jack and the beanstalk

Posted on Posted in KS3, Primary Schools, Storytelling Workshops

Fun with fairy tales I had the pleasure of running a storytelling workshop with Year 7 students at Collège Français Bilingue de Londres (CFBL).  They were preparing to re-tell the traditional fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk to their primary class.  All of the children were  already familiar with the tale. This meant that […]

Storytelling at Stamford Hill school

Posted on Posted in Anansi, Black History Month Storytelling, KS1 & KS2, Primary Schools, Storytelling

As part of their Black History Month celebrations, I was asked to do storytelling at Stamford Hill school.   I entertained Year 1 and Reception with Anansi and the talking Melon and how Anansi got his stories. The children’s attention was immediately captured when I showed them my huge wooden boat.  I explained that we sere […]