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Welcome to the Story Wood.

It's time to see what story you can catch for me!

"Thank you so much for coming to visit us today. The children have absolutely loved it, early years have been acting out the story all day!" 
Chalkwell Infants School

The Early Years Curriculum cites storytelling and recognises the important role listening to and actively being involved in storytelling plays in developing both language and understanding. The curriculum at both Key Stage 1 & 2 further supports the use of storytelling to develop spoken language and reading comprehension. The following sessions have been designed with these aims in mind.

Story Wood Sessions

Oakley the Story Elf and I bring stories from traditional tales and tales from around the world with plenty of opportunity for joining in, perfect for pre-schoolers to KS1. Stories can also be linked to topics and seasonal special occasions

Story Wood Sessions Plus

These sessions offer the same fun and interactive elements of Story Wood Sessions, but with added story building games that help with speaking and listening and creative writing skills.

Virtual Story Wood Sessions 

These are 20 -30 minute mini stories on a virtual platform of your choice. They feature puppets and plenty of joining in. I can also provide pre-recorded sessions if preferred.


St Mary's Primary School

The children loved the storytelling session and especially meeting Oakley. Thank you!

Scared Heart Catholic Primary

Inspiring and fun storytelling sessions today. As well as being entertained by the stories, it was a joy to watch the children's captivated faces as Hannah worked her magic.

Trinket Box Nursery

Our children are always excited and enthralled by Hannah & Oakley's visits to us.