What We Offer
Our website has a library of 90 beautifully told video stories for children and adults to enjoy.
We offer fun and enjoyable way for you to use the power of stories to improve children’s literacy and oracy skills, both in school and in the home.
The stories featured on the site are fun and entertaining and can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. The accompanying easy-to-follow storytelling ideas and exercises help to raise children’s literacy and oracy skills. It also increases their confidence and self esteem and helps to create a great storytelling environment in the home.
Free Annual Subscription To All Schools and Home Users During The Covid19 Pandemic
During this crisis, to help schools and families struggling to cope with isolation and home confinement, we are making annual subscriptions to our website free for all schools everywhere. This gives you access to 90 high quality, learning-linked stories and oracy rich activities for children. To register choose the 1 year free subscription option on the registration page.
Free Annual Subscription for all Home users during this crisis.
To register follow the instructions on the Home subscribers registration page.
More Stories on YouTube:
On our YouTube channel you will find our recently uploaded stories;
‘Stories and Songs with Phil and Will’
Phil the Storyteller and Will Green the Music teacher, are creating stories with music especially for young children isolated and bored at home. They have been uploading stories everyday since the lockdown began. Their tales are funny, exciting, thoughtful, unusual and unexpected. The stories are not merely entertainment, as children will also be practicing listening and composing skills, bringing them to a place of ‘thinking.’
‘The Story Emporium Repair shop’
On our channel you will also find our series of exciting stories containing adventures, crazy monsters and a friendly puppet named Cecil.
Check out our YouTube channel:
Phil McDermott’s Oracy to Writing Process for Schools, uses his video stories together with the Oracy to Writing lesson plans and exercises to help stimulate children’s imaginations, and to encourage in them, a hunger and eagerness for writing, reading and telling stories. The Process has already been highly successful in helping to raise the writing levels, confidence and self esteem of thousands of children in the UK. His new Process for the home will help to develop and strengthen the link between home and school.
Phil has over 18 years experience of working in schools teaching drama, telling stories and training staff. He has a great deal of experience on the effective use of Oracy as a teaching tool. His work with children includes personal development through Oracy, writing and drama. Critical thinking, creative problem solving and independent learning are also key features in his approach.
The Process benefits children at all levels of ability, from the reluctant writer to the high achiever. It is particularly effective in helping to increase boys’ writing standards, and is very successful in helping to raise the confidence and literacy levels of EAL and SEN children.
Use the navigation to the left to find out more about the different ways you can implement the Oracy to Writing Process in your school.