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Storytelling Schools.

Carlton Colville Primary School is proud to announce its status as the first ever Storytelling School in Suffolk, having just received official accreditation from the Storytelling Schools company!

Storytelling Schools provides a whole-school approach to literacy teaching and learning, where every child is empowered to become a storyteller. Storytelling Schools approach produces children who are sociable, confident speakers, creative writers and perceptive readers.

Our school adopted this approach in September 2016, and we gained our notice of accreditation during the summer holidays. There is a Storytelling display opposite Mr Axon’s office, which shows our official certificate, as well as photographs of every class in the school Storytelling!

Following our success, The Lowestoft Journal published an online article (complete with photos and a video) on Friday 3rd November. This article features some of our Year 6 storytellers, and we anticipate that this will be printed on Friday 10th November.

To read the story click here.

We are also hoping that local schools in the area will be inspired to become Storytelling Schools, so that Carlton Colville Primary can form a working partnership with them.


Children in every year group learn to tell two stories by heart each half term. In addition, there is currently a storytelling club on Thursday lunchtimes for children in years 5 and 6. Please watch this space for future Storytelling performances…


If you would like to know more about Storytelling Schools please contact Mrs Lewis through the school office.





We are also hoping that local schools in the area will be inspired to become Storytelling Schools, so that Carlton Colville Primary can form a working partnership with them.


Children in every year group learn to tell two stories by heart each half term. In addition, there is currently a storytelling club on Thursday lunchtimes for children in years 5 and 6. Please watch this space for future Storytelling performances…


If you would like to know more about Storytelling Schools please contact Mrs Lewis through the school office.