Storytelling is at the root of every art form: we think in story form, make sense of our world in narrative – from something we’ve seen, through last night’s television, to what family and folk stories we remember and retell. Performance storytelling can be a powerful experience, both entertaining and moving. Story is also the traditional medium of communication from generation to generation, a tool for education and therapy.

Here at QEGS we love joining in with National Storytelling Week (NSW). Using the shortlisted titles for the Brilliant Book Award, The Birthday Duck by Michael Morpurgo, King of the Swamp by Catherine Emmett and Ben Mantle and Elephant in my Kitchen by Smriti Halls and Ella Okstad pupils in Year 3, 4 and 6 were invited to our Library to attend some very exciting storytelling sessions.

All pupils left with treats including bookmarks and some delightful chapter books.

Pupils in Year 7 were also invited to the lunchtime storytelling session, as part of NSW celebrations,to come and share a story and listen to a very haunting tale read by Mrs Dewhurst.

The event was a huge success with lots of storytelling and engagement form our pupils and teachers.

Thank you for a fantastic library session, Mrs Dewhurst – our class loved it” – Mrs Tattersall teacher of 6JT and a regular visitor to our library.