Gateway to Writing

Storytelling is a powerful tool that we use successfully in primary schools as a gateway to writing . Utilising various techniques such as storymapping , Storyhands and Japanese Kamishibai storytelling ,we help young learners  explore and learn stories so that they gain the confidence and enthusiasm required to progress into writing.

Single workshops run for around 90 minutes,but these can be part of a continuing project with classes or selected groups . 

Please do get in touch to discuss these options . #gatewaytowriting

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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.

Please do contact us for more details and costs.

See an example video of one of the books above!