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CPD Teacher Training

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Story Spa

Reinvigorate your teaching with a passion for stories, rediscover your own love of reading, and leave energised with sparkling ideas for your class.

Our Learning and Participation Team welcomes you to The Story Museum for a Story Spa CPD day. Indulge your senses in our inspiring immersive spaces, and freshen up your pedagogy with our revitalising workshops.

The day begins with an Introduction to The Story Museum and our legendary one-hour workshop, Building Narrative Environments. In this session, you’ll learn some top tips for making your own themed story space simply, cheaply and effectively, with inspiration from The Story Museum’s unique slant on curation.

Then choose between these additional one-hour workshops:

Experiencing Picture Books
Learn about the benefits of reading, sharing and studying picture books and how they can develop a life-long love of stories, higher critical thinking and social skills, including with older children.

Creating Oral Stories
Learn different ways to experience an oral story using objects, story sacks and spontaneous storytelling techniques. Banish inhibitions so you and your students can relax and enjoy practising this ancient craft.

Extreme Reading Adventures
Reconnect with the delights of reading and discover some outlandish, vibrant and definitely doable ideas to engage reluctant readers with books and longer texts.

Teachers as Writers
Based on the philosophy Simon Wrigley, founder of the National Writing Project, that teachers of writing should themselves write, this session helps teachers explore their own creative writing and learn about the pedagogical benefits of doing so.

Stories for Global Diversity
Find out how to diversify your bookshelf and storytelling in the classroom. Explore stories from all around the world, from traditional tales to books hot-off-the-press, including our latest adventure with animal stories from the First World War, Incredible Journeys.

Prices and Booking

FULL DAY:

For up to 20 teachers: £800 plus VAT
(additional teachers @ £20 per head)

  • 4 hours’ led workshops from two members of The Story Museum Learning and Participation Team (‘Building Narrative Environments’ and three other workshops of your choice)
  • Museum entrance worth £7.50 per adult
  • Independent time to explore the exhibitions
  • Story Museum Goody Bag
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Sandwich and Fruit Lunch

 

HALF DAY:

For up to 20 teachers: £520 plus VAT
(additional teachers @ £12.50 per head)

  • 2 hours’ led workshops from two members of The Story Museum Learning and Participation Team (‘Building Narrative Environments’ and one other workshop of your choice.)
  • Museum entrance worth £7.50 per adult
  • Independent time to explore the exhibitions
  • Story Museum Goody Bag
  • Tea and Coffee

 

INSCHOOL TWILIGHT SESSION:

£200 plus VAT and travel expenses

  • 90 minutes’ led workshop from one member of The Story Museum’s Learning and Participation Team (Introduction to The Story Museum and one workshop of your choice).

 

To learn more and to book a place, email learning@storymuseum.org.uk or call Cath Hogan on 01865 790050.