Sunday, 12 April 2015

Stories Alive!: developing techniques

The Short Story Lady at Basnett Street Nursery

A report from Carol on a workshop day
"This time I took the key workers out of the classroom to work on storytelling techniques. I observed each of them telling their favourite stories to their key groups. I noticed that while everyone had particular skills, the way to bring out the best in everyone would involve sharing the best of these skills across the group. I took notes about each key worker’s strengths and areas for development, and assigned them each one person to help them with a particular skill, and one person they should help in turn. I made a story sack for the book “Someone Bigger” by Jonathan Emmett and Adrian Reynolds, and used this story sack to demonstrate how they can best be used to enhance all areas of the curriculum. I asked the key workers to begin thinking about making their own story sacks in anticipation of the INSET day I’m delivering in late May."

Carol Ferro is the Short Story Lady, one of the artists working on the Stories alive! project
Photos:  due to the nature of this activity we haven't 
got any photos, so here are a couple of 
cheerful Spring pictures to liven your eyes!

Stories Alive! has placed 5 artists in 5 Nursery Schools (see below) in and around Burnley in East Lancashire with the challenge of developing 5 different sets of activities to help embed storytelling and storymaking in Nursery practice, in families and in the children we are working with

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