BrainPOP UK believes that telling stories should be more than just reading from a book at the end of the day. Why?
Roger Hurn explains why teachers have an essential role in maintaining and creating our cultural heritage. Whether it be sitting around a single person, listening; group story telling; digital storytelling – using art, music, animation, etc; or playing games built around narrative, Roger Hurn suggests that teachers are inheritors of a tradition as old as the campfire.
Roger Hurn has been a primary school teacher, a deputy head teacher, a head teacher, a university lecturer and a teacher trainer. Roger has also been a consultant advisor to the Home Office and the Children’s Directorate on how to help children develop a positive attitude to school. Roger is now a full-time writer and storyteller and has travelled all over the UK and beyond making author visits to schools. His book East of the Sun, West of the Moon was chosen by Scholastic as one of their ‘Great Read’ books for World Book Day 2009. Roger has also written two series of the best selling Mystery Mob books for less able readers as well as a wide range of educational resources.