THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND
Carol was commissioned to design, write a Storyline and provide staff development for each of these properties:
The purpose of the Storyline was to help bring each of the fascinating properties alive to children and link them closely to the key principles of learning and teaching in Curriculum for Excellence and the Scottish Storyline Approach.
Carol said ‘It was a real privilege for me to be able to visit, meet and work with so many knowledgeable people who care so passionately about their particular property and the wonderful history associated with it. In the case of Bannockburn, it was very exciting to see how the use of technology is helping create such wonderful experiences for all who visit’.
FORESTRY AND LAND SCOTLAND
TREES FOR LIFE
Carol was invited by Joyce Gilbert to write Storyline materials for the ‘Rewilding the Highlands’ project organised by the conservation charity Trees for Life. The project involved around 300 pupils in Cannich, Balnain, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus and Invergarry. The schools were learning, first-hand about native woodlands and rewilding through an exciting new project that combined storytelling, folklore, history, geography, poetry, art and craft and song.
"This is an exciting collaboration in which teachers and pupils are working together to discover more about our precious native woodlands and the importance of restoring Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest".
In October 2019, Carol delivered a 2-day Storyline Workshop to all staff on the theme of sustainability.
ØSTFOLD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, NORWAY
Carol was invited, in November 2018, to work with lecturers from a wide range of faculties including Biology, Languages, Arts, Mathematics and Additional Support Need and Initial Teacher Education. They attended training on the Scottish Storyline Approach.
In January 2019, Carol worked with colleagues on their Storyline development on Sustainability and worked with another faculty on a new Storyline for mature students involving digital technology. The University now use the Storyline Manual, written by Carol, to support their Storyline course programme and assignments. In September 2019, Carol delivered a joint Storyline Workshop to University lecturers and teachers from surrounding schools. The workshops were designed to 'Develop the Story' and 'Develop Effective Questioning.'
ABERFOYLE PRIMARY SCHOOL, SCOTLAND
The nursery and school developed a Storyline partner project linking early years experiences and outcomes.
The school gained an enviable reputation for hosting colleagues from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
In addition, the school also developed a training programme for the Scottish Storyline Approach and trained student teachers and teachers from Denmark and the Faroe Islands.