The excitement continued after your visit, with children keen to tell stories to each other, play at ‘being storytellers’ and writing their own stories Hertford Infants School, East Sussex
My work in education is full of vibrant and interactive tales from around the world - traditional and factual, with plenty of space for imagination and play. My sessions can match subjects being explored in the curriculum, from Sciences to Humanities to English Literature. I focus on Primary School age groups. I've created & told stories for families for Apples & Snakes and at the British Museum, London Symphony Orchestra, Camp Bestival, English National Opera, Polka Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company Schools Network, and thousands of school children across the UK.
We got a great response from Young Friends & parents. Rachel has a large repertoire of stories that can be tailored for many different themes and topics. We would recommend Rachel for any events that require storytellers. Sarah Kinsella, British Museum
I have an up-to-date DBS check & am a member of Equity which covers my PLI.
Workshops for Educators
Grow Your Storytelling Skills!
Workshops for parents and educators teach essential storytelling skills, learning how to adapt stories, and engage young audiences, and build confidence as a fantastic storyteller be it for lessons, bedtime stories, or on the stage! I've taught these workshops around the world for the British Council, The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival & ERASMUS.
Here's some feedback from workshop participants:
Fabulous! Understanding these fundamental aspects of storytelling has given me tools to choose, to shake up and break habits and patterns and to have more fun with my storiesDrama School Student
Your workshop was one of the best I’ve ever done and I’ve done loads of workshops and run my own. I really liked the fact that the day was about us – and that you were so genuinely interested in and appreciative of our work. I know I learnt a lot, much more than I expected in a day. It was very encouraging Primary School Teacher & Parent
Storytelling in Education
These fees are subject to change but give a general idea of what you can expect to pay for storytelling time.
£150 This call-out rate covers anything from five minutes to an hour within tfl zones 1-5 only. Further afield will be a half-day or day rate depending on travel time.
£215 for up to three hours (including the time in between tales)
£300 – 350 for over three hours - a day of storytelling
£300 – £600 for a day of teacher, college or parent training (business rates are different.)
Case by Case Basis: Commissions, Artistic Residencies, Workshops, one-to-one Sessions, Bespoke Stories requested for a specific subject or occasion, Send me a message and we'll find something that works for both of us!
Travel and expenses outside Zone 3 are not included. Hotel accommodation will normally be required if if you are more than two hours train travel from London.