Storytelling is truly exciting – it makes you think, question and challenge ideas

Storytelling in schools enhances the development of our children as readers, writers and thinkers. Through storytelling, Nell inspires learning in the classroom by:

  • encouraging listening and concentration
  • valuing the individual's contribution and raising self-esteem
  • developing language skills to tell stories and express our response to them
  • widening the breadth of the pupils' emotional, moral and cultural understanding

Nell has years of experience with students of all ages 3 – 19 years old. All students engage with the energy and immediacy of a story well told - live and direct! They actively listen, comment and participate.

(Here are) some of the sketches that Y4 drew – inspired by your wonderful storytelling! Thank you for sharing your stories with our children, as you can see from the photos, they thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Judith Kelly Communications Manager, Christchurch School March 2016

We were at the ROH on Sunday and our children really enjoyed your stories. LOVED them! As did we. It made me realise being told (rather than read) stories is all too rare, and there is something magical about it.

Royal Opera House 2016

Thou shalt not is soon forgotten but once upon a time lasts forever.

Philip Pullman

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.

Ursula K. LeGuin