How brave is the wren - school service

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travelling childrens bookshop

Storytelling & book purchase service for schools

Storytelling Service

how brave is the wren is a mobile children’s bookshop, we offer a storytelling service for schools and specialise in sourcing beautifully written books created by authors, illustrators, artists and designers. Housed within a bespoke converted caravan, how brave is the wren provides a magical setting that can inspire children to take an active interest in reading and literature. By offering the opportunity to learn in a new environment we can help to foster greater engagement, nurturing creativity and imagination.

Key Stage 1

Our service is predominantly aimed at Key Stage 1, we are able to contribute towards reading comprehension, assisting children to “develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding” We do this by offering them a wide range of stories, ones that they are familiar with and those which they may not have heard before, encouraging children to discuss key elements of the story and to explain their understanding of the stories. Our service can contribute to children gaining “extensive experience of listening to, sharing and discussing a wide range of high-quality books with other adults and each other to engender a love of reading” REF: Statutory Guidance:National Curriculum England:

Tailored Service

The selection of books and schedule is tailor made to suit individual school programmes and timetables. We can cater for up to 15 children per session, the running time and number of sessions is structured in consideration of the school size. For example with a four form entry school we can cater for one year group per day by running 8 x 20 min sessions for 15 children at a time Book selections are made in consulation with the school, and are often tailored to suit learning themes, for example if the school is exploring themes of space we may recommend a story such as “Moon Man” by Tomi Ungerer a humourous tale with an unusual concept and stunning illustrations to capture their imagination. We would also offer non-fiction books such as “Professor Astro Cats Frontiers of Space” by Dr Dominic Wallace & Ben Newman, full of facts and told through the narrative of an adventurous cat!! This book would be provided for pupils to explore in more detail back in the classroom, extending the experience beyond the caravan.

“how brave is the wren came into our school during Book Week and what a magical experience it was! The children were enchanted by the caravan and loved being read to by a special guest. Our theme was traditional tales and Jenny hand picked some wonderful books for us to keep...truly wonderful!” Mrs H. Bassral Hall Green Infant & Nursery School

Pricing Structure

Four packages are available: Package 1 - storytelling for 1 day - £200 Package 2 - storytelling for 1 day + 5-7 books - £250 Package 3 - storytelling for 1 day + 10-12 books - £300 Package 4 - special events package (see below) - £450-£500 For special events we can arrange an author/ illustrator visit, this includes storytelling by the visiting author or illustration workshop, the book being read would be relevant to the visiting author/illustrator. If interested in this package please allow 3-4 months advance planning where possible (this package is subject to availability). Travel is included for bookings within a 30 mile radius of Birmingham city centre, outside of this a 30p per mile charge will be applied. Multiple date bookings can be arranged at a lower day rate. The caravan is approx 2m x 4m and 2.3m in height exact dimensions will be provided to anyone enquiring about bookings.


About how brave is the wren

Jenny Moore is the founder of how brave is the wren, she trained in photography and was the Director of arts organisation Capsule for 13 years. Jenny has two daughters who love to read, through this project she hopes to share her passion for creativity. Jenny has a current DBS check and public liability insurance, a full CV can be supplied on request. For more details or to book please contact via: / 07866437834

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