Inspiring Storytelling

 

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

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Final panto tickets update.

4 left Monday 27th
12 left Thursday 30th

That is all
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*Final Panto Announcement*

If you’ve ordered tickets from me, please let me know when / where I can get them to you and I’ll let you know how you can pay. I’m happy to deliver the local ones or post out tickets to those further afield.

If you would still like tickets there are still some left for Monday / Tuesday / Thursday night. I think a few left for Friday / Saturday night too.

Come along - it’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, and a lot of fun. Plus, there’s ice cream!
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The BFG visited Violet and Mabel’s school today. His planned visit was announced yesterday. Violet quickly worked out who it would be, but Mabel didn’t.

“How will he fit in our school, daddy?” she asked, as Violet winked knowingly in my direction. Violet was SO excited last night to be in on the secret.

“You’ve got the best job ever,” she squealed this morning.

And you know what? On days like these I really have. The look of pure joy on Mabel’s face whilst I was clowning around in assembly was something that I’ll never forget.

I like being the BFG - he’s friendly and funny and kind, and, rather usefully, his brain is all scrambled - just like mine.

This may be the last chance I ever get to work with any of my girls in school, and if it turns out to be that way, then what a fine way to bow out.

They were SO excited and SO proud.

Just like their dad.

*Just before this photo was taken, the BFG said: “I is thinking you girls must be having a very nice dad.” They nodded furiously. I noticed the BFG smiled bigger than ever. And was that a hint of a tear in his eye...?!*
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