Storytelling at Barton

I have had a wonderful morning with the creative and talented children at Barton Primary School.


The Year 1 and 2 children used the opening lines of my book, Jamie and the Joke Factory to develop crazy, imaginative stories through illustration.  I loved the fact that they were so engaged in the task and working in teams, and their stories were all so different.

barton year 1 standing

But I am especially pleased that one of the teachers said she found the session ‘inspirational’ – not just for the children but for her too! – and it’s exiting to know the children will be developing more stories based on my approach.

barton year 2

I also had a really enjoyable time with the Year 5 class. We used rhyme to inspire our stories, based on my approach to writing Hairy Fairy. I loved the way the children worked on this task and look forward to seeing more of their rhyme-inspired stories (which they’ve promised to send me).

barton year 5

All of the sessions I lead today are based on some Resources for Schools which should be appearing on the School visits page of this website soon. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

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