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

The Local Heroes Project

The Local Heroes project brought members of a local Active Age group, the 91Club, and children from Ballymahon together to explore stories and to research together. To prepare for their meetings with the members of the 91 club, the children explored a variety of topics with Chris.
  • They read the "local heroes" stories from the 1937 / Folklore Commission Schools' Folklore survey, a fascinating and valuable resource.
  • They thought about personal heroes and role models
  • They even designed a new superhero for Ballymahon.
  • They explored old newspapers to find out more about the area in the past.
  • They learnt how to be good listeners and scribes.
When they met, each group decided on topics that they could continue to research together.

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Sharing stories together

Researching together