Storytelling Training
For our last training session on the 19th October members were kindly hosted at RHS Hyde Hall for a Woodsmoke and Wonder Storytelling Workshop. Janina Vigurus provided an inspiring workshop, a thoroughly enjoyable day all.

Meet our storytelling workshop leader
“Janina has worked with primary aged small people for over 10 years in Environmental Education, helping to pioneer the Forest School movement across the East of England with her team at Essex Outdoors.

In Janina’s own words: I am an oral storyteller, which means carrying the tales I tell in my head. I like to tell folk tales, wonder tales, tall tales that cannot be pinned to an author or time or exact place, but echo deep within a forgotten cupboard in our insides.
Janina works mainly in primary schools, nurseries, private parties, music and literature festivals. This recently has included The Royal Mint Experience, Foyles Charing Cross Road, Penguin Random House Publishing, Hay Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Being Human Festival in conjunction with Exeter University, weddings, and an astonishingly wet village fete.
“Janina had the children enthralled, with a lightness and mischievousness that they loved” Primary Headteacher.
“She’s really good at monkey impressions” Small person Cambridge Folk Festival
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10th May 2017

Plant Identification Training on Wednesday 10th. May was well attended and proved very successful.

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Recent evidence such as Learning Away and Natural Connections, clearly demonstrates the impact of residential and outdoor learning on educational attainment. With both Essex Outdoors and EES for Schools focused on improving educational outcomes, watch this space for new products and curriculum linked outdoor learning opportunities.