Stories for Learning

Schools / Education / Training / Study skills

Stories form a natural and traditional teaching tool for people - children and adults alike. Areas such as:

  • Language
    (Well-chosen words, classic texts, poems etc)
  • Verbal Intelligence
    (Word play, mimicking, vocabulary etc)
  • Social Skills
    (Listening, heroic behaviour, boundaries etc)
  • History
    (Global, National and local events that changed the world)
  • Nature & Environment
    (Animal stories, etc)
  • Rhythm, Rhyme & Music
    (Action stories, repetitive ones, sing-along - two, three, four...)

...are stimulated, cultivated and trained as an intrinsic part of story work: learning on all these levels happens, simply by experiencing the stories.

"Thankyou so much for playing yesterday - it really added to a great atmosphere."

Michelle Garnett, Pretty Crafty Market, Aug 2007

"...Thank you for coming out to the libraries during the summer holidays. I know that the parents and children who came along thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I've had some very positive feedback - words like 'brilliant' and 'really good' and 'loved the stories'. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as they obviously did."

**Jean Burke, East Sussex Children's Library Service, by email, 25.09.06

Teachers, educators, trainers and collaborative artists may like to view some examples of school workshops offered:

"On Tuesday, 31st January, we were delighted to welcome local storyteller Ben Fairlight, who not only entertained us with his stories, but also worked with each class, developing their imaginative skills, which provided the starting point for their own stories. It proved to be a very entertaining day and a great deal of fun for all involved."

Crowhurst Primary School