Make Believe Arts Practical Storytelling Training

09:30–16:00 on 17 October 2018

We are offering in collaboration with Make Believe Arts a full day’s practical storytelling training to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, personal, social and emotional skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 classrooms, with Isla Hill, Education Director of the wonderful MakeBelieve Arts.

The training will cover:

  • An inclusive, whole-class approach which values every child’s contribution;
  • Facilitates high levels of engagement;
  • Creates confidence and self-assurance;
  • Supports the development of speaking skills as children express and share their ideas;
  • Helps to develop accurate, active listening skills and understanding;
  • Supports co-operative and collaborative and creative learning;
  • Develops positive relationships within a shared storytelling experience; Allows children to explore the power of words as they see their stories come to life, and develop their ability to use and adapt language to communicate;
  • Offers children a bridge into the world of story writing as they begin to see the links between the oral stories they compose and the words on a page

All practitioners attending this training will receive a copy of Princesses (a manual for the approach) or ‘The Woman Who Cooked Everything’ which is a book full of children’s story’s and perfect for using in sessions of Helicopter Stories.


Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Venue: Highfield Hub, Ipswich, IP1 6DW

Cost:£65 (Please bring your own lunch)

For all bookings or further information please email Vanessa Bally at Ipswich research school:


Posted on 20 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD, Uncategorized