— Alice Fernbank (@AliceFernbank) November 25, 2021
Storytelling is a safe realm where children can experience and learn about the world we live in. Telling stories gives them the chance to express their thoughts, feelings, ideas and passions whilst having a lot of fun. And when hearing or telling a tale pupils often feel more inspired to engage with reading and writing, opening up refreshing new perspectives on literacy.
Alice is passionate about using storytelling as a framework and means to help children engage with learning. Her wide repertoire of stories and workshop activities capture the imaginations of school children and bring immense joy to their relationship with curriculum topics.
“The children have, been inspired to be more creative, adventurous, imaginative and confident in their approach to learning. They demonstrated an improvement in both their listening and presentation skills when performing to an audience. I would also suggest that their creative writing skills have been enhanced as a result of working closely with professional storytellers.” AVRIL ROGER, P6 class teacher at Lawfield Primary School in Mayfield, Midlothian.
Alice can tailor a storytelling session to suit your curriculum needs. Sessions can be supplemented with a post performance workshop which is a great way for children to integrate the stories into their own work, and inspire them to read, tell and create their own stories.
Popular themes for primary schools include:
Greek and Roman Mythology
Mythical Monsters and Fantastic Beasts
Caring for the planet
Alice also specialises in storytelling performances and workshops for English language learners. To find out more view her page on Storytelling and Language Learning.
NB. Alice is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is very happy to make long journeys for storytelling sessions. Travel expenses will be added to the fee for work outside Edinburgh.
If you’re interested in a storytelling workshop, please get in touch with Alice via the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
“Thanks very much for visiting our school today. The teachers were delighted with the assembly and the pupils loved it ” Margo Morris PTA at St Peter’s RC Primary, Edinburgh.
“Thank you very much for today. The children (and staff) enjoyed it very much.” Anna Martin, teacher at Buckstone Primary School Edinburgh.