Saturday Seminar 13th January 2018: Players and Storytellers – Practitioner Research Projects

The Edinburgh Froebel Network Saturday Seminar, Players and Storytellers; practitioner research projects funded by the Froebel Trust and presented at our recent conference, will take place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Saturday 13th January 2018. The day runs from 9:30 until 3:45 and costs £10. Please book directly with the Scottish Storytelling Centre (details at the bottom of this post).

Seminar Programme


Sharon Imray – “Goldilocks eated the three bears … yuk!”

Chris McCormick and Shauna McIntosh – “The Story of our Stories” or “How Cameron House Climbed the Magic Beanstalk”


Alison Hawkins and Moira Whitelaw – “Stories Here, Stories There, Stories Actually Everywhere”

Rhian Ferguson – “Children’s Narratives: a look at the importance of listening to, facilitating and nurturing pretend play and storytelling in an early years setting to support children’s literacy development”.

12:00 – 1:00

Lynda Bardai – “A Bag Full of Stories – an Adventure with Props”

Rosemary Welensky and Lucy Macfarlane – “Woodland Stories and Adventures”

1:00-1:30 Break


Elaine Fullerton – “Fix Fix Fix – Olav is Stuck – supporting children to tell the story that they really want to tell”

Deirdre Armstrong – “Superheroes and imaginative play: are we losing opportunities for our children?”


Catriona Gill – “Players and Storytellers: Supporting Writing in Primary One”

Teresa Bolger – “Rescue Knight Coming! …. And follow me, follow me and now we are out of the cage. Embodied Adventures Exploring the Literacy of Movement within a Wild Natural Place”

You will find more information on the content of the presentations here Saturday Seminar Programme Players & Storytellers 13th January 2018


Please book direct with the Storytelling Centre by phone, 0131 556 9579, or in person, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR.

Opening hours, Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm (Closed 24/25/26/27/31 December and 1/2 January)

4 thoughts on “Saturday Seminar 13th January 2018: Players and Storytellers – Practitioner Research Projects”

    1. Hi Helena,
      We are not currently planning to offer this seminar again in 2018, however planning is underway for our 10th conference which will take place later in the year. Details will be posted on the website. If you have not done so already, you can sign up for email alerts using the Subscribe to our Blog form on the top right of this page.
      Best wishes

  1. Is this event open to anyone or only those who are part of the Edinburgh Froebel Network? There aren’t many events like this in Highland and I would love to attend!


    1. Hi Grace,
      Please feel free to call the Storytelling centre for a ticket. It’s open to all who are interested.
      Best wishes,

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