National Story Telling Week 2017

02 Feb 2017
Celebrating National Story Telling Week 2017

National Storytelling Week (28th – 4th Feb) This week is National Storytelling Week, it is a week to reflect and celebrate English Literature and imagination. Many schools throughout the country take part in the week long festive, including many of our academies. To find out more about this national event, click here

Below are just a few examples of how we celebrate storytelling across the Trust:

Click here to follow the Instagram account for the Learning Resource Centre at our Weston Favell Academy to find out how they celebrate reading every day not just during National Storytelling Week.

Click here to read about how secondary students from our Nottingham Academy were shortlisted in a national writing competition

Click here to find out about a Reading Workshop for Year 1 parents at the Nottingham Academy

We run these workshops at many of our academies throughout the year, here is one from our Welland Academy:

On the East Coast students from our Skegness Academy regularly support young readers at our Beacon Primary Academy:

Pupils at our Sunnyside Primary Academy are also keen readers and are very exciting about getting a new library – follow @SunnysideGDFT to see it taking shape!

Students at the Nottingham Girls Academy are busy reading their allocated books for this term. Year 7, 8 and 9 book of the term is Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher and the Year 10 and 11 book of the term is Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson.

This national event fits perfectly with the Trust’s campaign for this term which is all about supporting young people to grow into the right careers. There is lots of evidence to suggest that reading whilst growing up is beneficial. For example, the latest Kids & Family Reading Report, a biannual national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents, shows the importance of reading aloud to children from an early age and the inequities around access to books in the home. Click here to view the report: