Merry-go-Round storytelling         Email:mgrstorytelling@gmail.com         Telephone:07941 020505

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Areas Covered: Merry-go-Round Storytelling's school, theatre, event and training workshops are available for most areas of South East and South West England - Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex. Preschool sessions are available in most areas of Hampshire and cover the Andover, Longparish, Broughton, Winchester, Salisbury, Basingstoke, Southampton, Newbury and Stockbridge areas. As a storyteller, I can cover most areas of Southern England.

Storytelling in Schools

I have worked as a storyteller in schools for over 10 years and have a variety of curriculum focused workshops for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Many are suitable for children with Special Educational Needs and can be tailored to ensure all children are able to be involved in the storytelling.

All my workshops are highly interactive and inclusive. They support language and literacy, creativity, confidence, teamwork and communication skills. 

I often use multi sensory props and sessions are always visually exciting as well as being fun to join in with. 

Classic fairytales, folktales and popular books are the inspiration for much of my storytelling in schools and can be used to enhance curriculum projects or special events like World Book Day.

I can also run Creative Sessions and Play in a Day. These are an exciting choice as they mix craft and mask making with drama and storytelling.

Workshops and sessions can be tailored to suit projects or themes the children are studying within your school.

What schools say:

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your brilliance yesterday. You were fabulous and the children all had a really great time.

All the feedback has been hugely positive. The level of engagement that you inspired from the children was fantastic and we really appreciate your hard work. You bought a lot of joy to the children whilst at the same time honing their attention and engagement skills;  as well as helping to develop their imagination.

So it’s a BIG Larkrise THANK YOU from us!

Larkrise School

Wiltshire

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One Hour Storytelling Workshops

for EYFS and KS1

Highly interactive and great fun, my one hour storytelling workshops combine music and movement with traditional storytelling and drama to create an energetic and engaging session.

The familiarity of the songs and rhymes help younger children understand the plot and characters and gives them a way into a story which they may struggle to find otherwise. Older children enjoy the physical elements the music gives to the story. Great for reluctant readers!

All of my Workshops are visually exciting and use a wide range of sensory props and musical instruments.

Workshops are based on popular books, classic fairy tales and folk tales.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

What schools say:

"Thank you so much for your fantastic sessions on World Book Day for us! 

Anton Infant School, Hampshire

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Telling Tales Sessions

for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Traditional Storytelling with a strong emphasis on interaction to make the stories come to life!

My Storytelling style is very physical and visual. 

Stories are interspersed with songs, facts and interactive fun and are engaging for groups both big and small. 

I have a variety of stories from around the World based on Folktales, fairytales, Myths and Legends.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

What schools say:

"We have had some brilliant role play happening outside today, using the same language and singing the songs you taught them. We will certainly be in touch next time."

Knights Enham School, Hampshire

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'Jumping for Joy is the Best Exercise!!'

Play in a Day

for KS1 and KS2

PLAY IN A DAY is an exciting workshop for the children as I work with one class for the whole day.

This workshop includes drama and team games, dance, craft and lots of fun rehearsing towards the end of day performance which Parents and Carers can be invited to come and watch.

Children will make masks or character headdresses to wear during the performance.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

What schools say:

"The workshop was fantastic. Rave reviews from the Head, the teachers and parents."

Camelsdale Primary School, Surrey

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Busy morning in Whitchurch! Storytelling

Junk Modelling and Creative Storytelling workshops

for EYFS and KS1

Junk modelling is recognised as a great way of developing imaginative play. Using junk models as the basis for a storytelling session is a fantastic way of igniting a child's imagination within a story and an ingenious use of this cheap and plentiful resource.

Links with other areas of the curriculum like creative writing, art and science can also be followed up with my training sessions for teachers.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

What schools say:

"Thank you so much for such a fabulous day! I had brilliant feedback from children and teachers. They all had so much fun!! We have gone junk model crazy in my classroom!!

Farleigh School Hampshire

Mask Making and Performance workshops

for KS2

Mask making is fun, it is also an excellent way to explore character and movement with children.

This is a half day workshop during which each child will create their own mask based on the workshop theme. They will then explore how to use them in performance through drama games and learn a routine which can be performed at the end.

For more information and to contact me please click here.

What schools say:

"The children and staff really enjoyed your visit. We would definitely like to book some more!"

Twyford School, Hampshire

Merry-go-Round Storytelling workshops are great for Special Events like Book Week or Christmas

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