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Seven Stories’ training and CPD offers are developed by creative learning specialists to guide educators, practitioners and students through Seven Stories’ unique approach to working with children and young people. Whether exploring techniques to embed reading for pleasure or learning new ways of accessing creative writing utilising original materials from the Seven Stories collection these workshops will provide tangible approaches and tools to use in the classroom.

Their training workshops offer a deeper level of engagement where young people explore reading for pleasure and its impact on young children. Through developing an understanding of the value of books and sharing stories with children and gaining practical story sharing skills, students will develop their own enjoyment of sharing stories and gain confidence in their own skills. Content includes a look at how high quality children’s books underpin and enhance formal and informal teaching, inspire responses and creative outcomes alongside increasing confidence to share stories.

This training workshop is also available in person at your school.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5

Ages: 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Early Years, English

Topics: Creative Writing, Early Years, Improvisation, Poetry, Reading, Storytelling, Writing, Vocabulary, Reading (comprehension)

Type: Online

Duration: half day

Cost: From £8.33 per student

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Seven Stories.

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Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. They work with schools in many ways including school trips, book subscriptions, author and illustrator visits (digital or in-person), facsimile hire, visits or residencies from their team, and joint projects and research.

Seven Stories schools trips are 2 hour sessions with one hour in their unique gallery spaces and a one hour workshop with their dynamic Story Catcher team. Your group will take part in an interactive and imaginative led-tour of their exhibition where children will go on a sensory and immersive journey, followed by a workshop inspired by one of the books featured in the gallery. The sessions are all linked to the theory that there are seven basic plot types.

They can tailor school trips to a particular book or theme for additional cost.

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