Rowland Hill Nursery School & Children's Centre

Helicopter Stories

In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories allow children to dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by a member of staff or a child's key person. The children then gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out.

Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child centred and planned in the moment, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children's imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.

This holistic approach uses the power of storytelling to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, problem solving and personal, social and emotional skills in the learning environment, giving children's stories a voice in a safe space.