Primary Schools

National Storytelling Week 2020

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Storytelling stage at Trafalgar Junior School

Trafalgar Junior School in Twickenham invited Wendy to take part in their 10th Annual Storytelling Festival during National Storytelling Week. In previous years, renowned storytellers Taffy Thomas, MBE, and Sally Pomme Clayton have also visited their school, sharing stories with the entire school and being one of the judges for their Storytelling competition. Wendy was […]

Primary Schools

Techniques for storytelling with children

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Crowd control I have always loved storytelling and creating stories with children.  Their unpredictability and blunt but honest reactions. I enjoy all of that and most of all, the opportunity to encourage them to let their imaginations run riot.  Whatever the age or the setting there are going to be times when you have to […]

KS1 & KS2

Storytelling techniques in the classroom

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Innovate My School ideas I found out about ‘Innovate My School’ on Twitter.  They share and inspire innovative ideas in the education sector with their huge online community and events.  I’m really passionate about inspiring the next generation of readers, writers and storytellers in creative and collaborative ways. As I spend quite a bit of […]

Primary Schools

World Book Day 2016

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Wendy Shearer at Mitchell Brook Primary School

Stories stories stories I absolutely love World Book Day celebrations.  Yes it’s for the children BUT we adults get a free pass to dress up (if we wish) and obsess about our favourite stories, characters and authors. To be honest I do that quite a lot as a storyteller anyway but WBD 2016 is a […]

KS1 & KS2

Storytelling and literacy

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Storytelling in schools Most of my storytelling time is spent in schools. Teachers invite me to come along and join in celebrations for Book Week,  National Storytelling Week, World Book Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, International Week and many more.   Supporting literacy My aims are usually to inspire children with the pleasure […]