Children love stories. As a professional storyteller, my unique and enthusiastic approach to storytelling awakens the imagination of children of all ages. I run interactive storytelling days in schools where the pupils not only listen to stories told by me, but also have the opportunity to act out what they have heard and become storytellers themselves.
I also offer an option where I teach a group of children a story. They then break up into smaller groups and practise retelling the story until they are confident enough to share their newly learned story with children from other classes. Telling a story orally, with no book to rely on, is a feeling like no other, and one that gives the teller a huge boost of confidence, not to mention enjoyment. The listeners think it is rather cool that their peers are telling them a story, rather than their teacher reading one from a book.
As children learn the act of storytelling, their confidence in writing their own stories grows. If a child learns how to tell an interesting story, they also gain a better understanding of how to write an interesting, well structured story.
I tell stories suitable for Nursery age children right up to Year 6 children. Some of the stories are my own, some are adapted from other sources, and all are fun, exciting and interactive.
What makes me different?
- Fun and engaging
- Over 10 years’ experience
- DBS certified
- Nursery – Year 6
- Poet, Storyteller and Writer
- Teacher trainer
- Visited over 200 schools