Who is it for?
Children; teenagers; teachers; parents; carers... anyone who senses the magic of these tales and wants to tell them!
Where can we do it?
In school; village hall; any club or home.
What will it do for my pupils?
It will develop self confidence; interpersonal skills and that quintessential power to imagine (without which; we really cannot create the life of our dreams).
What does it do for schools?
It will support literacy, speech and communication programmes at a time when now, government is alerted to the great need to raise UK children's skills in this area... making 2011-12 National Year of Speech language and Communication! (Read the Bercow Report).
How does it work?
The scheme is underpinned by a varied collection of the enchanting and secretly therapeutic fairytales of the oral tradition.
The Queen will visit once a week wearing her sparkling costume, to perform a story for the enjoyment of all children at the school, and lead Storytelling Students (Years 5and 6) through the scheme's awards.
It will usually be a one/two hour session throughout one school term... or during school holidays... but timing and structure can be adapted to suit individual needs.
What sort of involvement will be required from busy school staff?
This will be minimal, as pupils gain autonomy quickly with the scheme, as it integrates smoothly into daily timetables and slots neatly into curriculum requirements.
I will be delighted to give an Awards presentation to your PTA.