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
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!
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
Ewan McVicar joined Anne on the project
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
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/]