I have been invited to talk at a celebration evening of the Pixel Edge scheme about the story gift scheme.
This is a huge opportunity to get another four schools involved in what is a rapidly growing successful scheme benefiting both year 9 students in public speaking and story telling in an amazing way and for years 1 and 2 to become addicted to stories and the older children reading those stories to them. Simple idea but phenomenal results for both age groups! (Vocal acting workshop for the older kids essential)
Now in the second phase where the first 12 yr 9's are recruiting ad training other yr 9 story tellers and are doing a great job so far.
Never seen such excitement in kids at both levels before. Pure magic is happening before my eyes. Just got to spread the word to other schools about how easy this is to do and how it benefits all children for years to come!!!
My aim in these workshops is to make it easier for children to understand how to write a story. So D J Cattrell is not just about books but about giving kids practical easy structures to understand all aspects of stories and how important they are in life from newspaper articles to Greek Myths around television programmes and over the hill of history. Stories are what we are, how we remember our world and how we make sense of it.
Wednesday 17th August 2016