“Arts make the Difference.”
Story Play® provides storytelling in schools and sessions for early years settings.
Story Play® has been developed over many years by Carol Florence Graham who is a professional storyteller and writer. Carol has a degree in English and American Literature; a background in holistic education, a training in dramatherapy, and the Level Three Forest School Practitioner’s Award. She delivers workshops and training sessions across England and Wales in many different settings. Projects include working with Reception to Year 5 at a local primary school; a storytelling project in South Wales; CPD workshops at the Bishops Wood Centre in Worcestershire, and workshops for Montessori Centre International in London.
For details of her other work – www.storyspace.co.uk
Story Play® works towards:
- Creating a nurturing environment in which creativity can flourish.
- Being fully inclusive and encouraging and celebrating each person’s involvement.
- Working openly and collaboratively.
- Creating a positive and enjoyable experience for all involved.
- Supporting children’s creative, linguistic and social development.
- Encouraging educators and families to share stories and poetry with children.
Story Play is a member of the Creative Connections Herefordshire
The Story Play artwork was created in 2013 by textile artist Kathleen Murphy of Murgatroyd and Bean.
Delighted to be telling stories at two local festivals in the next month or so. On Friday 18th May, and Saturday 19th there are family storytelling and craft sessions at the Hereford Yoga Festival, which takes place in a beautiful rural location. Find out more at www.herefordyogafestival.co.uk
Then on June 10th there’ll be family storytelling at Hellens Garden Festival, in Much Marcle near Ledbury. More information about this stunning venue and inspiring event can be found on their website.
Story Play was commissioned by the Ledbury Poetry Festival to create sessions for under 5s in two pre-school settings. This was co-ordinated by the Children’s Centre in Ledbury and developed work that took place in the Forest School there in 2014. This year’s workshops were so enjoyable and I was very grateful for the support and encouragement received from the staff and volunteers I worked with. In each session two groups set off with a Rainbow Ribbon on a poetry, rhyme and storytelling adventure ….using lines from Wordsworth and George Meredith as the inspiration.
“The children loved the sessions”
“The quietness was refreshing – gentle pace and beautiful vocabulary”
“Loved the bubbles too”