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National Storytelling Week 2024: active ideas and classroom activities for storytelling

In 2024, National Storytelling Week will take place from 27 January to 4 February. This fantastic annual event is a joyful celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills....

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5 Reasons you should make your lessons more active

Gone are the days when a lesson meant sitting silently at a desk. Schools around the UK are beginning to see the benefits of active learning. Active learning focuses on the way students learn, not just on what they learn. It can take a variety of forms, but always involves pupils’ engaging in the lesson beyond the traditional ‘sat at a desk’....

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