When children just let their imagination go for a wander, they often end up in some interesting and entertaining places. I've been keen to integrate a more imaginative way for children to develop their writing in school that can still link to the curriculum. Whilst working in a primary school, I had the chance to try out some of these ideas. One child's story was chosen and working with professional actress and producer Tonia Daley-Campbell, we produced their story. You can read more about the process by clicking the button or hear the story below:
For the 30th anniversary of the Hubble telescope, I spoke to astronomy and space scientist Professor Martin Barstow about his work on the Hubble and what we have learnt. With some help from the staff and children at Greenfield Primary School, I have made a special mini-podcast episode. You can listen and find some questions and activities that you can do after listening. Just click the button for lift off!
Since qualifying as an English and Drama teacher in 2003, I have worked as a classroom teacher, a subject leader, and as an education project leader through my own company. This has involved designing and delivering courses and projects to all ages from Primary to University.
Bespoke projects have included a film project for the autistic centre at a High School, a cultural history film with home schooled children, a programme for under achieving boys, several touring plays, including one in partnership with the University of Leicester and the National Space Centre.
Structuring learning around projects and embedding storytelling not only helps to inspire all ages, it can help to anchor the learning as an experience, rather than a chore.
I always offer a free consultation and am happy to chat about any ideas. Especially if there's tea and biscuits. Get in touch via the contact page.