Excited to announce that I am in the process of developing a new storytelling piece for families, to be ready in time for summer holidays. Titled Disgusting Creatures: 'Why is the Cockroach?' and Other Creepy Creations, this collection of original stories will explore some of the more maligned creatures scuttling, flapping and slithering their way over the planet, asking questions such as 'how did they get here?', 'what do they want?', and perhaps most importantly - 'why?!' W
Very excited to share extracts from two excellent written responses to my Creative Curators session on Dystopian Fiction at Stoke Newington School. Following two storytelling sessions exploring creating stories from physical objects (more about that here) students wrote their own stories; either rewriting the beginning of our shared story or taking it in a new direction. Within the sessions we created a story together, deciding on main characters and fundamental plot points.
I'm totally blown away by the responses to this session with year 5 at Jubilee Primary School. We devised our own creation myths, based on stories from the Aboriginal Dreamtime tradition. Pupils followed this 1 hour session by creating their own written versions of the story. Stories included 'how the spider got its red back' and 'how the shark got its sharp teeth'. Today I was presented with the finished books by Aspen class and they look amazing! The story details how an ov