|Posted by Sean Cooney on March 18, 2017 at 3:00 AM|
Another lovely day in Whitkirk Primary School Leeds. Exhilarating experience telling 30 stories to 415 pupils before delivering a 90 minute twilight INSET session to a very responsive group of 20 staff. Thanks for having me
"Sean Cooney, also of our favourite folk group The Young’uns, was in school wearing his storytelling hat (not literally, although I’m sure he’s got one!) and he worked with all classes and year groups across the day. The children were enthralled by his tales from all over the world (some true, some not so true) and enjoyed taking part in the interactive parts with real enthusiasm. Storytelling is such an important and enjoyable way of developing literacy skills, especially speaking and listening, that it was great to have a focus on this. Having spent the whole day with the children Sean then gave a training session to staff in order to develop our storytelling skills and to help us plan opportunities within lessons. I know that some classes have included storytelling in their lessons over the past couple of days – including one PE session!"
Whitkirk Primary School Leeds March 2017