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Sean Cooney – Storytelling Workshops for Schools

Location(s)Throughout the UK
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability10,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

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I am extremely passionate about the power of storytelling to stimulate speaking, listening and motor skills across the curriculum.   I endeavour to make my sessions accessible for all and have experience working with pupils with additional needs.  I believe storytelling is vital in inspiring speaking skills, creativity and inclusivity amongst EAL pupils.  I work flexibly across all key stages and can deliver my fun interactive storytelling sessions comfortably to class size groups, multiple classes and whole school groups.

Storytelling Day Package

  • A visit to every class
  • Fun, interactive, accessible stories around a choice of themes with follow up activities, games and resources for teachers.
  • An (optional) culmination assembly during which each class will share the stories they have learned.
  • An extended performance piece with a selected class group.
  • I am happy to liaise with teachers in advance and deliver topic appropriate stories from my extensive repertoire
Suggested timings for sessions  
Early Years/Reception - 20 mins
KS1 - 20 - 30 mins
KS2 - 30 - 45 mins
Assembly - 20 mins


Sean Cooney, also of our favourite folk group The Young’uns, was in school wearing his storytelling hat (not literally, although I’m sure he’s got one!) and he worked with all classes and year groups across the day. The children were enthralled by his tales from all over the world (some true, some not so true) and enjoyed taking part in the interactive parts with real enthusiasm. Storytelling is such an important and enjoyable way of developing literacy skills, especially speaking and listening, that it was great to have a focus on this. Having spent the whole day with the children Sean then gave a training session to staff in order to develop our storytelling skills and to help us plan opportunities within lessons. I know that some classes have included storytelling in their lessons over the past couple of days – including one PE session!
Whitkirk Primary School Leeds March 2017

A memorable experience which helped us celebrate World Book Day. All children, staff and parents thoroughly enjoyed listening to and joining in with the many stories. It was fantastic to see how captivated the children were throughout all year groups.
St Bega's Primary School March 2017

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