Mary is a highly accomplished storyteller for schools, performing both in the UK and internationally. Storytelling is a great way to fire up children's imaginations and encourage confidence, creativity, and communication skills. Storytellers inspire children to read and write for pleasure.
Mary listens to, engages with, and inspires cildren by performing stories tailored to suit every age group. uarantees to make children giggle! Whether it's fantastic fairy tales, horrible history stories, or true life inspirational tales, Mary guarantees children will be spellbound.
Mary is one of the world's leading experts on using stories for health with children. Every stories for health workshop kicks off with an inspiring 20 minute school assembly where children learn how to use stories to boost their own health and wellbeing. Mary's stories for health workshops then follow a unique storytelling programme which empower children to tell their own stories using art, creative writing, and digital storytelling. Every child who takes part in a stories for health workshop receives a cool certificate of achievement. Teachers are also provided with a Teacher Pack filled with tips and ideas to introduce into the classroom.
"Mary is lively and inspiring. A wonderful visitor to the school. She made the children feel really special, took their questions seriously, and boosted the teachers' imaginations too! A natural storyteller with real warmth and love for her craft." Headteacher, Primary School in Kent
"Mary had the children in the palm of her hand. At times you could hear a pin drop - no mean feat in a hall full of 300 highly excited primary school kids!" - Teacher, Primary School in Blackburn
"Absolutely loved it! Mary was excellent, really engaged the kids and they were buzzing about it afterwards. We had some visitors in as well and they all commented on how inspiring Mary was." - Headteacher, Independent School in Manchester