The National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield is offering free training to parents and carers to improve their storytelling skills.

Are you the parent or carer of young children?

Gain more confidence and obtain transferable skills by attending a fun and educational course, led by professional storytellers John and Noreen Hamilton.

Storytelling isn't just about reading fairy stories, storytelling skills are a huge advantage in all our communications; at home, in the workplace and in our social interactions. 

  • The comprehensive training will give participants skills they can apply in everyday work and life © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    The comprehensive training will give participants skills they can apply in everyday work and life  © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Viewing the military aviation collection at National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Viewing the military aviation collection at National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • Sessions will include regular craft and activities for the children attending © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Sessions will include regular craft and activities for the children attending  © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • See the National Museum of Flight's collections and access unique aviation stories © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    See the National Museum of Flight's collections and access unique aviation stories  © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Find out more about those who have been part of Scotland's flying traditions © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Find out more about those who have been part of Scotland's flying traditions  © Ruth Armstrong Photography

Looking to gain new skills?

Participants will hear stories, learn how to tell tales, stories from real life, brand new stories and their own personal stories. Sessions will include regular craft activities and games for the children attending.

The sessions will be held at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian. Participants will have the chance to see the Museum's aviation collections and access stories from some of those who have been part of Scotland's flying traditions. Resources will be shared on a dedicated Facebook group with participants.

Essential information

Storytelling takes flight

Sun 20 Aug, 3, 10, 17 Sept 2017

13:00-16:30

Free but must be pre-booked

Half-day courses in storytelling for the parents, carers and those who work with young children. In the first part you will find out how stories work, where and how to find and choose a story to tell. Later you will explore how to structure a story and how to use voice, gesture and body language. To book email L&Pprojects@nms.ac.uk or ring 0131 247 4185.

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