How I work…

The following information is provided to help teachers and schools decide whether or not to book a storytelling visit.  Whilst what follows will have relevance to other groups, for more information about how I work with libraries, museums and at events and festivals contact me.

My storytelling sessions

A storytelling session can last 20-60 minutes and is made up of either one story or a series of stories.  The content of the storytelling session will be agreed prior to my visit based on my repertoire of stories or according to the client’s specific needs.

In schools  I offer two types of storytelling session; presentations and workshops.  In a storytelling presentation the participants are seated assembly style, typically in either a classroom or hall.  In a storytelling workshop the audience are much more actively involved, participating in drama, storytelling and roleplay activities.  Storytelling workshops work better with smaller groups typically in a large classrooms or halls.  Please note that unless otherwise discussed a session will be delivered presentation rather than workshop style.

 The structure of my school visits

I typically offer the following formats when working with Primary Schools..

Storytelling assemblies for schools.  I will visit your school for a 30-60 minute assembly.  I can work with 30 to 300+ children as required.

Half day storytelling to schools.  Morning or afternoon.  A half day is typically made up of an assembly lasting 20-60 minutes and then 2 or 3 further sessions lasting 20-60 minutes.

Full day storytelling to schools.  A full day is made up of 4 or 5 presentations and/or workshops.

For more information contact me.

What to expect..

The initial enquiry

I will try to respond to your initial enquiry within 48 hours outlining how I would meet your brief, the cost of the booking, my further requirements and availability.

 The booking process

If you decide to proceed I will send you a booking confirmation outlining the details of the work I have agreed to undertake for you.  A week before my visit I will send you a further message confirming these arrangements.

 The delivery

I am a performance storyteller.  This means I have a dynamic and enjoyable style of presentation. I use my face and body to tell stories and like my audience to participate as much as possible.  Some people describe my work as being a bit like a one man show.

Photographs of my work can be viewed here.

I love telling stories to young people.  I believe that I bring stories to life in fresh and imaginative ways and that in doing so …

I introduce children to new stories.

I get children excited about stories.

I encourage listening and participation.

I boost confidence and attainment.

I inspire children to read and to create their own stories.

Invoice and evaluation

I’ll send my invoice and evaluation form after the visit.  I’d appreciate if these were processed within 30 days.

I look forward to developing the right storytelling experience for you.


For more information or to make a booking contact me.

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