Story time for youngsters at GWH

Posted: April 13, 2016

Storyteller to entertain young patients and pupils

Performance storyteller Anna Conomos will be spending the day on the Children's Unit at Great Western Hospital on Thursday 14 April, entertaining young patients and pupils from special schools across Swindon.

In collaboration with the Jean Russell Storytelling Project, which was set up to reach out to vulnerable and less privileged children, Anna will be using role play, storymaking workshops and craft play to bring stories to life and have fun.

She will be running sessions for children of all ages, with a storytelling session for younger children in the morning and a story techniques session for older children in the afternoon.

The Jean Russell Storytelling Project is working with six book groups across the UK to host storytelling events and chose the Hospital School Unit at GWH for the first event, as part of their work with Aldbourne Children's Book Group.

The Hospital School Unit not only teaches young patients on the ward but also provides an alternative education service to secondary pupils with behavioural, physical or mental barriers under the Education Other Than at School scheme.

For more information on the Jean Russell Storytelling Project, visit

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