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Improving children's literacy through oracy 

Stories can be used in a wealth of imaginative ways to support children’s learning. They offer endless possibilities for developing literacy skills, for taking children beyond their immediate experiences and for helping them to make sense of the world around them.

Stories come from all over the world. Telling and listening to stories is a central part of the human story, and the wisdom that is passed down through stories is, historically, just as important as any writings. They continue today, to be both popular and central to the ways we educate children as a way of passing on our values and our understandings of the world, offering children the chance to respond and learn, as well as create their own stories. Those who work with children know that as well as unlocking the imagination so well, stories allow children to share of themselves through the stories they prefer, the way they respond to stories and through the stories they create.

HEC Global Learning Centre offers training in using stories from around the world, for literacy, creative and critical thinking and speaking and listening skills. To read more about Storytelling please visit