Helicopter Stories: Letting Imagination Fly

 

Training

“I haven’t been this inspired from a training session in years.”
— Year 1 Teacher, Helicopter Starter Training day, Cheshire

Our training for Helicopter Stories is suitable for Early Years and Foundation Stage practitioners, Speech and Language Specialists, SENCO's, Childminders, Teaching Assistants, Playgroup Staff, Librarians, Parents and Students. We work all over the country. If you are interested please fill in the booking/enquiry form below and we will get straight back to you.

Helicopter Stories training can take several shapes:

Helicopter Crash Course                

An intensive full day session that includes:

Team Teaching: Team teach with one of MakeBelieve Arts trainers

Reflection: Questions and Answer sessions arising from observations

Twilight: A twilight INSET for all staff to explore the theory behind the approach in a fun and practical way

 Course Manual: Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories by Trisha Lee with a foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley

All participants receive a Helicopter Starter Certificate

Crash Course Timetable

Helicopter Starter Training            

A full day, half day or twilight course that includes:

Observation: A live demonstration with children

Reflection: A chance to dig deeper into the ethos behind the approach

Practice: Time to dictate and lead the acting out of your own Helicopter Story

Course Manual:  Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories by Trisha Lee with a foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley

All participants receive a Helicopter Starter Certificate.

Full Day Timetable             


Conference Keynotes and Workshops

 Trisha Lee has delivered keynotes at Early Years conferences across the world, including the end of conference keynote for the NAEYC in Washington DC and running a two hour keynote in Boston Massachusetts, USA.

We work with Local Authorities, Academy Trusts and Teaching School Aliances to make your conference really stand out.

A Helicopter Stories keynote is highly interactive and fun. Members of the audience have the chance to demonstrate the approach in front of their peers. We are also available to run workshop sessions at conferences.


“Thank you. You gave me a little
piece of my heart back.”
— Education Consultant: ITL Early Years Conference, London


“I haven’t been this inspired from a training session in years!”
— Year 1 Teacher, Helicopter Starter Training day,
“You really finished the day off in style, everyone left fizzing with ideas and enthusiasm.”
— Lead Officer, Tower Hamlets Local Authority
“Inspirational, able to engage everyone in the room in a fun and unthreatening way, motivating us to look at how we approach children’s learning.”
— Headteacher, Berkshire
“One of the few truly useful courses I have attended.”
— Deputy Headteacher, Surrey

Want to know more about the Helicopter Stories approach?

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