Let me tell you a story...

Fresh from the joys of World Book Day, Helen Osgood urges us all to engage our students by telling stories. Ask yourself, what story will you tell today and where might it take you – and your students – next?

Gazing across playgrounds and seeing the multitude of story-book characters walking into schools for World Book Day earlier this month brought to mind the importance of story-telling in schools.

There is almost no subject that cannot be enhanced with an anecdote, with whole epic sagas growing from the smallest of seeds. And although we often associate story-telling with younger children, maybe we need to remember that stories play a vital role, not just in secondary schools, but very often in our lives.

Who, for example, has not heard someone tell a tall tale from their family history or heard a recount from an angler of just how big the fish that got away was?!

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