I had great fun filming the story of the Blackpool Poolie back in May at Central Library. It was filmed and edited by Wordpool so that the local children in Blackpool schools could watch it and hopefully be inspired to write.
A link was sent to lots of Blackpool schools and I hope the children enjoyed hearing the story. It was quite different sitting down to tell the story as I’m used to wandering around whilst I’m storytelling. I think it works well though.
I can’t claim to be a one take wonder and it did take a couple of attempts to get it right! I tell my stories from memory, I don’t read them out from a script, so that added a little more pressure, but fortunately I didn’t forget anything and managed to remember the story. Ultimately, I’m really happy with the end result and if it got children enthused and excited about reading and writing, then that can only be a good thing 😃