Since 2003 performers Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol have worked together as Macastory delivering themed storytelling into schools, libraries and
festivals all over Scotland. Macastory’s priority is to provide a live experience of storytelling and singing while also encouraging the audience to interact with the stories and songs through participation in the performances and by taking part in workshops.
This experience is designed to engage and inspire the love of storytelling and song.Our aim is to teach storytelling, songwriting and literacy skills by enhancing imagination
and aspiration which in turn will develop a greater sense of self esteem.
Tam O Shanter !
The Greeks and Romans come alive!
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Macastory's Reading Stars is an introduction to reading using online video clips of Macastory reading ,interacting and introducing a variety of books suitable for pupils at all levels of Primary School.
The aim is to entice reluctant readers ,and those beginning the reading journey into the world of books.
The series currently has 65 books featured with a full accompnying list of ISBN details .
We can also come into the school to launch the project with an interactive storytelling performance.
We have found that this model works very well and gives the participants a connection with who they will see on the screen.