Helicopter Stories is based on the Storytelling and Story Acting curriculum of renowned Early Year practitioner Vivian Gussin Paley. Vivian is patron to MakeBelieve Arts and this small education charity has been pioneering her work in the UK since 2002.
During a Helicopter Stories session, children dictate their stories to an adult scribe. Later that same day, the whole class gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out. The approach is suitable for children aged 2 to 7 years old.
In 2015 Trisha Lee published Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories, to support teachers and practitioners to incorporate the approach on a regular basis.
The Helicopter Stories blog has been created to share our thoughts and ideas about the approach and to respond to questions we have been asked during training sessions.
If you would like to book Trisha Lee or Isla Hill from MakeBelieve Arts to deliver Helicopter Stories training in your setting, do please get in touch.