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Storytelling INSET Packages 2016

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Have been really enjoying delivering Storytelling INSET half day sessions recently - the latest being at St Mark's Primary School Stockport

STORYTELLING HALF DAY INSET

In 3 parts

1. Storytelling - Inspiring staff to become natural storytellers to their pupils with a range of fun activities, games, techniques and tips that can be taken into the classroom and wider school environment to stimulate speaking, listening and motor skills across the curriculum.

2. Story making - Demonstrating with resources how to stimulate young imaginations through story making activities featuring a range of methods, accessible for children with special needs

3. Story & Song - Leading staff in a fun session of simple, accessible songs focusing on how to use music in Phase 1 phonics and across the curriculum

 

"Thanks so much for coming and doing an inset. It was fab and really motivated everyone. They were buzzing about it the next day and feel really inspired about to teach story telling in EYFS. You gave us lots of good ideas and we even ordered a lot of story telling props the next day. We can't wait for you to come back and work with the children.

I know ks1 were also buzzing from your visit and all staff were talking about you for the rest of the week!!!"

St Mark's Primary School Stockport February 2016

 


Costs - from £250


Please get in touch if you are interested 07581550903  [email protected] 

 


National Storytelling Week 2016

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

So glad I had the time to properly celebrate National Storytelling Week this year.  Had lovely 4 days in St Helen's, St Bega's and West View Schools in Hartlepool and Whitkirk Primary in Leeds with over 100 renditions of stories old and new about Vikings, Greeks, Mucky Mixtures, Eco Warriors and sausages to nearly 1000 kids


Happy New Year

Posted by Sean Cooney on January 5, 2016 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to storytellers everywhere!


I'm currently filling my storybag with magic nuggets and preparing a few school visits in January and February.  I still have some dates available for National Storytelling Week 30th Jan - 6th Feb 2016.  Drop me a line at [email protected] for more information.


Sadly my availaiblity for solo school visits and projects across the year is limited in 2016 as I continue to spend most of my time touring with the Young'uns in Australia, Canada and across the UK.  However I have got some availabilty in the Autumn term 2016.

BBC Folk Award a busy year and National Storytelling Week 2016

Posted by Sean Cooney on September 15, 2015 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Had an incredible year being a folk singer with the Young'uns.  In April we were shocked and honoured to win Best Group at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  Since then we've brought out a new album, toured extensively in the UK, spent 2 weeks touring Canada and done many UK festivals.


All this means, my storytelling has been limited and I find myself having to turn down lovley offers to visit schools and be involved in projects.  However, I do my best to fit in school visits where I can, have slightly more availability throughout the winter months and am taking bookings for National Storytelling Week 2016 30 Jan-6 Feb.

National Storytelling Week February 2015

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 10, 2015 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

4 days, 500 miles, 1000 children and 100 stories.  What a great time I had celebrating National Storytelling Week with the children and staff of Caistor Primary School (Lincolnshire), SS John Fisher & Thomas More Primary School (Manchester) and St Helen's and West View Primary Schools (Hartlepool)

Here's a nice write up about my visit to Caistor http://www.caistorcitizen.co.uk/?p=978

Sheffield! Sheffield! Sheffield!

Posted by Sean Cooney on December 5, 2014 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I've moved to Sheffield!  Still busy as a badger singing all over the place with the Young'uns which limits my availability for storytelling but looking for some new partners in South Yorkshire and have dates free for National Storytelling Week 31st Jan - 7th Feb 2015

Motor Therapy Computer Project

Posted by Sean Cooney on September 23, 2014 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I've just spent the morning filming stories at Manchester University. Its for an excitiing reserach project led by Emma Gowen a cognitivie neuroscientist in which a storytelling computer game is developed.  The aim is to develop the motor therapy of children with autism by having them imiate the actions I make during stories and receiving feedback and moving up levels according to how well they match the actions



Glastonbury, Cambridge, Radio 2

Posted by Sean Cooney on September 3, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Had a fantastic year with the Young'uns perfoming at 20 festivals and counting.  Highlights have included sharing a stage with Billy Bragg at Glastonbury, opening the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival and performing a live session for Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk show. Keep up to date with all Young'uns news and dates at www.theyounguns.co.uk 

Hartlepool Song Project - the Young'Uns Feb 2014

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 11, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Been having great fun recently visiting Hartlepool primary schools with the Young'Uns writing and recording songs to celebrate different aspects of Hartlepool heritage.  Here's a nice little write up in the Hartlepool mail about the project 

http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/what-s-on/theatre-dance/folk-group-helping-to-remember-the-bombardment-of-hartlepool-through-song-and-drama-1-6429976

National Storytelling Week Feb 2014

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to touring commitments with the Young'Uns I only had time for one school visit during National Storytelling Week but I had a great time in Light Oaks Junior School in Salford on Friday 7th telling tales of Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Romans to over 300 children in 4 fun sessions. Thanks to everyone there for the warm welcome


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