Schools and Training

I provide interactive storytelling performances and storytelling workshops for EYFS, KS1, KS2, and KS3 and for those with Additional Needs. I also offer storytelling  workshops and CPD for teaching staff, KS4 students and beyond.

I have a repertoire of stories from the oral tradition that can be performed to suit your curriculum topics, literacy targets and for arts weeks or events such National Storytelling Week, World Book Day, No Pens Day, Black History Month and Anti Bullying Week.

Sometimes my stories involve props, puppets and masks – sometimes they don’t! But they are all fun, interactive and full of adventure and learning.


The stories and the workshops are designed to give students an insight into the art and techniques of oral storytelling and to:

• encourage purposeful discussion

• improve speaking and listening

• increase vocabulary

• develop confidence and promote collaboration

• nurture creative learning

• raise enthusiasm for reading, writing or retelling stories

I offer a range of storytelling packages, which you can view and book below, but please do get in touch with your particular requirements, as all my packages are designed to be adaptable. I am also open to requests and commisions.



Pyn works extensively with primary schools tailoring projects and performances to enhance the curriculum and provide a valuable stimulus for creative learning.

Also on offer are  packages for themed days and arts weeks. Please check out the full range or get in touch to discuss your requirements!



Pyn  works with secondary schools and out of school settings to create projects that will enhance emotional literacy and explore key issues.

Also on offer are workshops to develop young people as storytellers, speakers and performers.Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together.



Pyn works with teachers, students, youth theatres, parents, grandparents, youth workers, performers and those interested in becoming storytellers.

Workshops offer a blend of narrative development and  aspects of performance training through lively, hands on sessions.

Primary Schools

Whole School Storytelling Days

A rich mix of stories from a variety of cultures. Beginning with a 30 minute story assembly for the whole school and followed by 30- 45 min interactive Story Performances targeted at KS1 and KS2.

Popular for themed days and weeks and events.

Children as Storytellers

Project lasts 1-5 days  and are designed for KS2.

Groups will develop the skills to bring to life  stories from the oral tradition.

These can be performed in groups, as a class or turned into professional quality audio / filmic pieces.


Performances and Workshops

Interactive storytelling for  (KS1 and KS2) linked to the curriculum  to explore a topic or as a stimulus for creative writing.

Re-imagine and retell the story through follow up activities: drama, collective writing, storyboarding, puppet or mask making.

Storytelling and Music

Performances and workshops in partnership with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

KS1 Sheherazade – Traditional Tales.

KS2 Shakespeare in Action – Midsummer Nights Dream and Romeo and Juliet.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Lively storytelling performances and workshops tailored for a younger audience.

The stories are sensory,  full of actions, rhymes, masks, props, puppets, costumes and creative play.

Followed  by free flow or focused workshop activities

Popular Themes and Topics

  • Traditional Tales
  • Greek Myths & Masks
  • The Romans
  • Environmental Stories
  • 1001 Nights
  • Around the World
  • Shakespeare
  • Stories for confidence
  • Transitions
  • Myths and Legends

 Secondary Schools

Stories for Confidence

Using a range of well known stories this hands on session uses storytelling and drama.

It examines the negative emotions associated with bullying and explores ways to build self esteem and confidence.

This project can also be adapted for KS2 and is an ideal session for Anti-Bullying Week.

Young People as Storytellers

Storytelling training for KS3 and KS4.

This lively session investigates the skills and techniques used to develop a narrative structure  and successfully perform a story.

Can also be adapted for youth theatres and drama students.


What’s it like to step out into the unknown?What do you do to conquer your fears and find your way?

Journey through a rich mix of tales to find some answers, ask some questions and make a map.

Can also be adapted for KS1 /KS2.


Training and Creative Professional Development


Inset sessions to explore and share an approach to storytelling that can be used across the curriculum to promote creative learning.

Tips and tricks to use in your own storytelling.

This can also include a session in class.


Explore storytelling as part of an undergraduate arts degree .

These sessions can be tailored to work with education students, as part of performing arts degrees or to explore working with oral history and living stories.


Do you want to be a storyteller?

A fun, lively introduction to working with and telling stories.

Come and find out what it’s all about and take away a story ready for telling.

Booking a Storytelling Package

Please contact me with any booking requests or to discuss any projects via this contact form.

I do my upmost to respond within a day, so if you don’t hear from me with 24 hours, please feel free to use my direct email address

pynstockman at gmail dot com

I look forward to hearing from you


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