Teacher Nurture: Creative Story Making

Teacher Nurture: Creative Story Making

For specialists and novices alike, these friendly, supportive series’ of three online twilight sessions aim to ignite (or re-ignite!) the flame of inspiration and confidence for you, as a creative person and as a teacher or TA. 

Enrich your English curriculum and enjoy three accessible creative literacy workshops for teachers.

Work with Daisi Storyteller Sara Hurley to explore how to take your KS2 pupils on the journey from sparking the imagination to generating ideas, and from oracy into writing. You’ll unlock the imagination through play, poetry, creative writing and story making to encourage a love of language with your class. Sara often works with history and environmental themes and will share examples of applying creative literacy across the curriculum.

You are always the one providing the experience, but here’s an opportunity to spark your own imagination, expand your tool kit and experience what it is that you’re trying to generate in others!    

With a maximum of 15 participants from both primary-aged groups, sessions blend individual exercises with discussion and time to explore how to apply your learning to the needs and abilities of your students.   

Each session will: 

  • Explore a new technique
  • Build upon the previous week’s technique
  • Ask questions and explore how you can embed your new skills into your working day 
  • Offer a piece of practical homework, for you – or even better, for your class 


Dates:  Wednesdays, 21 and 28 September, 12 October

Time:  3.45 – 5.45pm.  The first 15 minutes will be a quiet exercise allowing time for you to arrive, break (and fix) the computer, recover from your day, gather materials, drink tea and switch your mind into a gently creative space. 

Cost: £99 for one teacher or TA and £75 for each subsequent participant from the same school*

Earlybird booking: 10% discount booking deadline extended to 3 August

Materials:  You will need a small supply of materials for each session.  A materials list will be sent out three weeks before the first session, including links for suitable suppliers. 

Booking: To book your place, please complete the form below.  Your place is confirmed once invoicing details are received.  Zoom details will be emailed to you the day before the first session. 

*If more than one teacher or TA is attending from your school: Please each attend from a different computer in a different classroom or at home.  We ask for no more than three participants from one school, to foster a sense of connection between all participants. 

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“It’s using those sort of simple techniques, that make things look a million times better than I could have taught them to do myself.”

Teacher at Goodleigh Primary School, Participant in Teacher Nurture: For the Love of Paint!