Here’s a post about recent storytelling projects including an enrichment programme, and also an introduction to Story Owl!
Story Owl is a much-loved character in sessions for younger children and introduces the stories along with with a number of other colourful Story Friends!
On our travels in May 2019 we came across another rather beautiful Owl outside Birmingham Children’s Hospital where Story Play® was holding a weekend Story Time.
Work in Schools
Other projects this year have included storytelling for Year One at St. Peter’s CE in Droitwich, and the completion of an extensive enrichment programme in a Hereford primary school. This exciting project delivered sessions to children from Nursery to Year Four.
Each of the year groups had a different theme for their storytelling and creative arts workshops and we explored topics such as Toys with Year One, and Flight with Year Two. Year Three workshops centred around the Romans and Year Four combined the Ancient Egyptians with the Water Cycle! There were three classes in each year group from Reception to Year Four and approximately 30 children in each class so that makes 450 children! Plus another 20 or so in Nursery, giving a total of around 470 pupils enjoying a blend of Storytelling, Storytelling & Drama and with follow-on Creative Writing activities for the older year groups. What a great opportunity to work with children in a holistic and imaginative way!
Later this year Story Play CIC will be at the SHAPE event in Hereford. I’ll be talking about ‘Storytelling and Storymaking – Skills for Life‘ at this conference for Early Year educators. Then Story Play is heading over to Leicester to deliver storytelling and craft sessions as part of the Talent 25 project.