Happy New Year!!
To all our members and visitors we wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2013.
This week Phil is once again in Hong Kong, this time providing training to the staff in Harbour school. We will let you know how it all went.
Thanks to everyone who took up our special summer offer.
We hope you all enjoy our site. Let us know what you think of the site and the stories on offer. We would love to hear from you.
Filming in Spain
We are off to Spain to do some filming. We are trying out some new stories and hope to be able to add them to the site soon.
Special summer discount: Save £181! Pay £19 only for an annual Home subscription!
In celebration of the end of the school year, we are now offering over 90% discount for all Home subscriptions purchased by 6th August 2012. Don’t miss out on this limited offer. Subscribe Today!
Offer ends 6 August 2012.
Working in Budapest
We are in Budapest spreading the word about Oracy to Writing. We have met many people who are interested in what we are offering. It is very exciting. We will update everyone as soon as we get back.
Government Experts agree.
The latest report from government experts reviewing the National Curriculum have stated the importance of increasing oracy in the classroom. The report strongly advocates that oracy should have a bigger place in classroom learning, as it supports all learning throughout the curriculum.
Their report states:
‘There is a compelling body of evidence that highlights a connection between oral development, cognitive development and educational attainment. Over the past four decades successive reviews, enquiries and development projects have also explored the crucial nature of oral capability within education.’
‘…we believe that appropriate provision for the development of oral language would improve overall levels of attainment. The evidence suggests that curricula that are rich in provision for language and conceptual development have beneficial effects on cognition and reasoning, and thus for performance in key domains such as mathematics. Speech and language capabilities are strong predictors of school attainment and of later employability.’
At last!! The experts finally agree with us. Stories are a great and fun way to increase oracy and general attainment across the school and at home.
To read the report in full go to: https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DFE-00135-2011
Welcome to all our new members.
Our Partnership with Groupon has been a great success. We now have many new members from all over the country. We hope they enjoy all the stories on the site and have great fun doing the home activities. Thank you for joining our storytelling community.
Look out for future promotions on the Groupon website, and take advantage of the over 90% discount being offered to Home Subscribers.
Over 90% discount on Home Subscriptions, in Partnership with Groupon
We have partnered with Groupon to offer a fantastic deal for Home Users. Over 90% discount for all Home subscriptions purchased through Groupon.
You only pay £19 instead of the normal price of £200 for an annual subscription, when purchased through Groupon.
This offer will available from the Groupon website, from 2nd April 2012. Please check out their website for details.
Our Terms and Condition have been revised as of 29th March 2012. Please ensure that you fully read these revised Terms and Conditions. Contact us if you have any queries.
The new stories have now been added to the site. You can now access 90 beautifully told stories on our site.
We have been working in Kent and North England, implementing the Oracy to Writing Process and the Authorship club.
We have also been working in many London schools. In addition we have been working in schools in Camden to implement highly innovative project called ‘Hooking the LINCCS’. An intensive storytelling and writing project in 5 Camden school.
We have had an extremely busy and exciting start to the new year. As a result filming our new stories has taken longer then anticipated. The stories are now being edited, and will soon be ready to add to the site. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed filming them.
Everyone can now Subscribe
You can now subscribe to our website, it is no longer restricted only to schools. You can now access 42 entertaining stories together with fun and easy to follow activities and exercise for the home. Children learn while having fun. Click on the left to find out more.
To subscribe please fill in the registration form.
The Word is spreading. Why not come and join us.
UK School Top-Up
UK State funded schools can now Top-Up their subscription to enable all the children and parents in their school FREE home access to our website. Please go to ‘What we offer’ for more details.
Please use the navigation to the left to find out about the continued success of the Oracy to Writing Process in the UK and abroad.
May 2011: Please note that the Terms and Conditions for The Story Emporium website have been revised. Please ensure that you fully read these revised Terms and Conditions. Contact us if you have any queries.