Storytelling in Schools: Story Play® provides high quality storytelling workshops for schools. Also longer enrichment programmes exploring Stories, Storytelling & Storymaking.
Other sessions include Poetry & Creative Writing, Drama & Movement, and Tai Chi Movements for Well-Being.

“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 storytelling workshops in schools and in many other settings across England and Wales, and also CPD for educators. Projects include working with Nursery to Year 4 at a local primary school; a storytelling project in South Wales; CPD workshops at the Bishops Wood Centre in Worcestershire, and workshops for Montessori International in London. Find out more about Story Play projects on the blog page.

New for 2019-20 are workshops and author visits to accompany ‘The Woodcutter’s Tale’ published by Ragged Bears and available in the autumn of 2019. These sessions explore the power of the imagination, kindness, and the importance of respecting nature and living sustainably.

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.
Carol Graham

Carol Graham

Story Play is a member of the Creative Connections Herefordshire

and Carol is a member of the Forest School Association

The Story Play artwork was created in 2013 by textile artist Kathleen Murphy of Murgatroyd and Bean.

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‘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.

May 2018

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.