Archives for September 2015

National Forest School Conference October 2015

The new term is just about to start and Story Play is looking forward to welcoming the children from Honey Bees Day Nursery to Grange Court for the final part of the project funded by the Herefordshire Community Foundation. Then coming up on October 24th is a CPD workshop at the National Forest School Conference. (For more info see www.forestschoolassociation.org) The theme is “Playing with Stories,” and we’ll be exploring how stories can support play… and how play can give rise to stories in the Forest School environment.  There’ll be opportunities to pool ideas and to try out different activities – along with tips on telling stories outdoors. The weekend programme is packed with engaging and informative talks and workshops. Hope to see you there!

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Story Play CPD workshops are available across England and Wales and can be designed to meet the needs of settings and staff. The sessions receive excellent feedback  from headteachers, nursery management and from early years practitioners.

Here are some comments from 2015 workshops:

“Just wanted to let you know how inspiring I found this course and how it opened my eyes to the ideas of telling stories without using books…”

“The children have responded really positively & imaginatively & we’ll continue experimenting with different ways to support their storymaking…”

“It was very enjoyable after a long day at work…”

“It was full of new ideas…”

“Everyone was allowed time to speak and listen and to give their opinion…”