Story Play Projects in Schools and Community Settings

It’s been a real pleasure to reflect on the 2018 Story Play projects in Schools and Community Settings. These included storytelling at two Herefordshire festivals in the warm summer months. Look at this amazing Storytelling Sofa at Hellens Garden Festival

Here are some of the beautiful treasure boxes decorated in storytelling and craft workshops in Knighton, Powys. The library had recently moved to a new location in the town’s Community Centre and we were in a fabulous  light-filled room which opened onto a beautiful sensory garden.

In the Autumn Story Play ran a six week project for young children at Hereford Museum with a rhyme written especially for the bees in their glass hive! 

The third photo is of one of the books created in a Poetry & Creative Writing Session. This pilot is now developing into an enrichment programme involving two schools and with classes from Reception to Year Four. Can’t wait to get started!

 

 

 

Enrichment Programme 2019

Story Play

Story Play

Story Play is developing an enrichment programme with a local primary school and will be working across different year groups, from Reception to Year Four, with a programme of storytelling sessions, storytelling and drama workshops and creative writing. Looking forward to the planning meeting next week and to setting out on this exciting journey in the New Year. More details to follow soon!

www.storyplay.co.uk/storytelling-workshops

Storytelling at Hereford Museum

Story Play in Hereford Museum

Story Play in Hereford Museum

In the Autumn Story Play held a programme of six sessions for the under 5s and their parents & carers in the Museum on Broad Street. There were poems, rhymes and stories based on things we could see around us; the bees in their glass-panelled hive, beautiful buttons, interesting hats, bells and lots of farming pictures and implements. After ‘Story Time’ came a simple craft activity and the chance to chat or explore. It was a great way to introduce young children to the Museum and to encourage them to become familiar with the exhibits and the layout. I enjoyed getting to know everyone and we had a lot of fun over the weeks. Thanks to all involved- the children and families, the Museum staff and volunteers, and the Early Years team that accompanied children from a local nursery who walked across town (and back) to join us.

“Fantastic Storytelling…” “…hold’s the children’s attention really well.”  “I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.”

 

‘Treasures and Tales’ at Herefordshire Museum and Art Gallery.

Join Story Play for family storytelling sessions in the Museum and Art Gallery on Broad Street. There’ll be stories and rhymes for the under 5s, and we’ll be exploring the Museum and discovering some of its extraordinary exhibits.

Starting September 18th for six weeks. Booking advisable as spaces are limited. Please email jradburn2@herefordshire.gov.uk to book and there is a charge of £1 to cover costs on the day.