Chris Thompson's innovative approach to Creative EducationFind out about the exciting Scribing Technique. Downloadable Resources providedInteractive approaches to Story telling and downloadable resourcesIdeas for drama in the classroom with all age groupsStory telling and Magic shows for all agesDemonstration sessions, workshops for teachers, and more

What can Chris offer?
An on-going creative writing programme
intergenerational projects
Supporting the SESE curriculum
Supporting the SESE curriculum
a cultural diversity project
A collaborative novel
Plays For the Backstage
Word Pictures
A Scribing Project
Children's writing
Creative Writing Galleries
Using role-play to inspire creative writing

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In My Day book
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Where we Live
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In My Day

This was a very special project that brought the fifth class girls from Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School, Roscommon to join up with residents and attenders of the Sacred Heart Nursing Home and Day-care Centre
To prepare them for this project, the girls research seveal topics that would help them to ask interesting and effective questions to encourage their older authors to remember stories to tell.
The topics included:
  • Food, farminfg and fairs
  • Entertainment including dances and cinema
  • Where we live, stories about the features of the local area, past and present
To guide their researches, the facilitator, Chris, brought in materials held in the Local History rooms of the library including classified pages from local newspapers, stories from the Folklore Commission Schools Survey and more.

The girls practised their skills as story collectors by gathering stories from each other. They learnt how to be active listeners, asking helpful questions.