Enriching The Curriculum And Supporting Literacy Through Storytelling
“Intext Performance provides a range and quality of work for schools that no other theatre company delivers” - Head Teacher, Lumley Junior School
Book Chris Connaughton during his author tour of The Essence Hunters. Back on the road again now! Reduced costs for author visits, writing workshops and Q&A during the current Covid situation. Safe measures observed for booksignings, with contactless payments available and all necessary social distancing, face-coverings etc in place.
From Chris's diary, 14 December: 'As well as my online stories,I was lucky enough to actually perform LIVE in front of a young audience last week! The visor got in the way of some of the actions (see pic below!) but all went very well, the children responded beautifully and I had the following terrific feedback from staff:
“You covered so many points in the EYFS profile for communication, literacy & expressive arts...it was spot on, once again thank you.” “Wonderfully inspiring for the children (and staff!) You never cease to amaze me how you aim it perfectly, whichever age group you work with.”
Hopefully I’ll be back on the road again properly soon, and able to visit you all with stories and workshops once more. (Now taking bookings, hint hint!) In the meantime, the online performances are still going strong.'
"Thank you for your wonderful contribution to literacy and the arts. The children and staff in my nursery class love your work, and so does my 12 yr old son! Hopefully see you in school soon😁 "- Parent and teacher in online feedback, April 2020
“My son wouldn’t pick up a book until your visit, and now he can’t put yours down! Thank you for introducing him to reading“ - Parent and teacher at Portsmouth Grammar Junior School
Support Intext Performance's work in schools by buying Chris a coffee here:
Theatre and storytelling tours also available here throughout the school year.
The best stories ever! - Ringwood Junior School
A must have - George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
Enchanting - Sunninghill School, Dorchester
Intext Performance's director and main performer is Chris Connaughton, an actor with over 30 years' experience in all forms of theatre, television and radio. He now writes and produces work for young audiences as well as being the author of the 'Beltheron'series of fantasy novels for 9 year olds and upwards. The Beltheron books are available to buy here.
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Charles Dickens' classic story 'The Signalman' available for Y5 and upwards.