Education

Passionate about education
Whether in a nursery, primary school or university setting, Anne can provide storytelling for pupils to workshops/inservice/ CPD for staff and for the PGCE, PGDE or BA in Childhood Studies and Practice.

Having been a nursery teacher after receiving her PGCE in 1999 from Strathclyde University, Anne taught in Early Years from 2000-2009.She has a thorough knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence and prepares thoroughly for any storytelling she provides whether for pupils/students or staff.

Biblical storytelling workshop for the Scottish Bible College at University of West of Scotland

P1080914 [copy]As part of their Creative Homiletics module at the Scottish Baptist College Anne provided a three hour workshop on Biblical storytelling.  What an amazing group of students! Their re-tellings of Biblical stories were absolutely fantastic!

 

Tasgadh project

In 2015 Anne worked in Kilbarchan Primary School as part of her Creative Scotland  funded project telling the story of Kilbarchan. There is a dedicated website created to showcase this project www.kilbarchanwarpandweft.webs.com

me at PAC

Telling the stories of Kilbarchan – at the Performing Arts Centre “How the Clochoderick Stone came to be in a Kilbarchan Field” was inspired by contributions from P5/6 of Kilbarchan Primary School

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Ewan McVicar joined Anne on the project

 

 

Eco Stories

Telling Eco stories and creating new ones as well as puppet making at Lochwinnoch Primary School after school care as part of Local Energy Action Plan’s push to encourage consciousness  of climate  change  and ecological issues

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Anne creating eco stories with an after school club

UWS research project: “Walking, drawing and changing sites of learning”

I was part of this University of the West of Scotland project examining how to achieve best practice using innovative teaching techniques and approaches. It has been one of the most memorable times in my life and was very exciting and demanding but resulted in a very good project which was received well academically

“Walking, visualisation and change of sites of learning to aid future transition from Fourth Level in the Curriculum for Excellence to the Nationals”  Along with English teacher Miss Victoria Rose in Wallace High School in Stirling I worked with a class of second year pupils. The  process was kept completely oral, using digital media such as i-phones, i-pads and digital cameras to record progress. Only at the completion of the project were the stories which had been created, written down. The resulting standard of written work was extremely high. The project culminated in a delivering a report at the SERA [Scottish Educational Research Association] 38th Annual Conference in Glasgow- “Widening Horizons – Scottish Research in a Global Context” [http://www.sera.ac.uk/]

Pupils also took part in the Re-opening of the National Wallace Monument on 29th April 2014, telling the stories they had created and were a smash hit with the gathered dignitaries.UWS Project