Testimonials

Storytelling 

~ Everyone loved your storytelling, many people mentioned it as the highlight of the day. The nana’s and toddlers were leaning forwards on the edge of their straw bales to hear your every word. Maya’s 60th birthday party.

~ Sara brings a heartfelt connection to her stories coupled with deep and thorough research. Her telling is rooted in place and alive with image. She does not disappoint. Jane Flood, Storyteller

~ The storytelling in the chapel was inspirational – both setting and storyteller. Student teacher

~ Your storytelling was spine-tinglingly, gobsmackingly good. Mary M. audience member.

Story Making and Creative writing 

~ The newspaper project could not have worked without you and to such a high quality, I’m so pleased with the results and all the work you’ve done and achieved!

Cherry HIngston. DAISI (Devon Arts in Schools Initiative.)

~ I had the pleasure of working with Sara on project to explore and celebrate the landscape of a village in the AONB. Sara’s warm approach totally engaged the children and they were completely immersed in the whole experience. The work they produced, from drama and poetry to writing and performance was amazing.

Nicky Bailey. Community Projects Officer. South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

~ I was hugely proud of the children’s work and noticed significant improvement in their vocabulary and confidence to approach writing after Sara had worked with them.

Class teacher, Wembury Primary School.

~ My child was truly inspired by the project. I was delighted with the multitude of ways that he was able to be creative about where he lives.

Wembury parent.

~ Sara has worked with Devon Wildlife Trust to develop an exciting story-making workshop for Primary aged school children on the Tarka Trail in North Devon. Sara brings considerable skill as a story teller to the project and works calmly and gently with groups to inspire them to find their own creativity within. Sara makes great use of being in an outdoor environment, encouraging children to draw ideas for their stories from the wildlife and natural surroundings around them.

She encourages children to work collaboratively, to share good ideas and to value each other’s suggestions in order enjoy the process of ‘weaving together’ a unique story that truly reflects their interests, as well as producing a quality end product. Sara worked hard to organise a series of successful visits to an outdoor environment, and has seen the project through from start to finish with commitment and enthusiasm.

Tamasine Addie Community Outreach Officer Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area

~ The children were totally inspired by Sara to write fabulous stories. 

Headteacher. North Devon.

~ The group were absolutely enthralled by the day and very enthusiastic about making and writing their stories. Teacher, Sticklepath Primary School.

~ The book is coming along brilliantly. We added some quotes from fictitious characters and a fact page on the flora and fauna of the area, as you suggested. We had a really inspiring time with you and the children responded very well to your multi sensory approach to learning.

Literacy co-ordinator. Stithians School, Cornwall.

Training teachers

~ The sessions have been fun and practical. I have gained lots of ideas I can use in the classroom everyday and can use in more focused ‘workshop’ sessions. PGCE student

~ I have loved the way we have been encouraged to use our imaginations and feel more confident using these ideas in the classroom. PGCE student

Personalised Learning

~ I loved working with Karen (digital media) and Sara (text and drama), they really encouraged me to do some work that I’m really proud of. KS4 student. Personalised Learning Service

~ We wouldn’t have been able to get that quality of wordcraft without your input. I can see they are proud of their work and have raised self-esteem about what they are able to do. PLS Tutor