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Giles Abbott encourages Clayesmore pupils to tell tales

By fdart  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

Giles Abbott storytelling with pupils from Clayesmore School

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Clayesmore Prep pupils have been telling tales in class, thanks to Giles Abbott - a visiting storyteller who came to the school to encourage the children to create their own thrilling yarns.

Giles is a talented storyteller who engages with the creative energy of children to improve listening and speaking skills, as well as building confidence.

Many of his creative exercises are carried out in groups meaning there is the added bonus of boosted team building skills and co-operation.

A master at weaving compelling stories and owner of a resounding voice, Giles performed with great energy and enthusiasm to an open mouthed young audience who were obviously enthralled by the mesmerising storyteller.

Suitably inspired, the children then had the chance to make up their very own stories during his interactive workshops. After forming groups, Giles helped the creative teams to co-devise, compose and rehearse the stories using the classic theme of ‘rags to riches’. Each group then took it in turns to recount their stories – a process that involved each member of the team telling a snippet of the often amusing and inventive tales.

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