National Storytelling Week

See how Northern Counties School celebrated National Storytelling Week 2024.

What is Storytelling Week?

National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. This year it is being celebrated between 27 January and 4 February 2024.

Sharing and making up stories with your child is a great way to help them relax, develop empathy, and learn about the world. It also boosts their vital literacy skills.

Dream up new worlds inspired by the everyday objects around you. Maybe a favourite teddy has unbelievable adventures whilst you sleep, or a pair of old shoes gives you magical powers when you wear them! The possibilities are endless.

Explore free activities below, designed to support your child’s creativity, empathy, and literacy skills.

Activities include story sharing, puppet making and visual and audio stories.

Hannah Graham Storyteller Visits NCS

To celebrate, Northern Counties School had a visit from local storyteller Hannah Graham, who read out some locally inspired stories to students and staff. These were accompanied by some characters such as a bear and a flamingo. Thanks so much to Hannah for delighting our students, they had a wonderful time!